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Washtenaw County confirms first coronavirus death

Posted at 5:03 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 17:03:51-04

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) — Washtenaw County health officials are reporting the first coronavirus-related death for the county on Sunday.

The individual was an elderly, adult male with underlying health conditions.

He was hospitalized Saturday and passed away Sunday at Michigan Medicine.

This brings the state's total deaths to nine.

“Our condolences go out to the family who have lost their loved one,” said Jimena Loveluck, MSW, Washtenaw County Health Officer.

“While we know there are no words that can lessen this family’s grief and our community’s loss and fears, his death is an urgent reminder to all of us. We must act now and act together to protect everyone’s health to the greatest degree possible.”