COVID-19

There have been 4 COVID deaths the state hasn’t told you about

Four people under age 20 have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, but the state hasn't reported those numbers.

Four people under age 20 have been killed by COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March, including two since late August.

That news comes as a surprise to some because the state hasn’t publicly reported those numbers on its COVID tracker website.

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The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the deaths to MLive, stating that they don’t display data points with fewer than six events in order to protect the identity of individuals.

Young people typically haven’t been as susceptible to COVID-19 as older people – the majority of coronavirus deaths in Michigan have been of people age 60 or older. However, infection rates among young people have been rising.

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