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Two-Thirds Of COVID Deaths In This Region Were People Age 70-Plus

Dr. Jennifer Morse, the medical director of a health department that covers several counties in Northern Michigan, said that “a number of adults” in their 30s through 50s have died in her region due to COVID-19.

“Just a lot of really young people, so real gut punches on those deaths,” said Morse, medical director of Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD), said in a Dec. 12 MLive story. The district serves six counties.

According to data from the CMDHD on deaths in that region, there have been no COVID-related deaths for people 20 years and younger, as of Nov. 28.

There were 486 COVID-related deaths as of Nov. 28 in the six-county area. Just seven deaths were of people people age 30-39, and 19 were people of people age 40-49. Most of the 486 COVID-related deaths — 332, or 68%, were of people age 70 and over.

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