Officials confirm first Macomb County COVID-19 death

During a press release held Saturday, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel announced that the county has had its first COVID-19 death, bringing the state’s total to 8. 


A transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, also known as the 2019 novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the United States. Note the crown-like spikes on the outer edge of the virus, hence the term "coron (NIAID-RML)

The Macomb County man was 52-years-old when he passed and officials say he did have underlying health issues. 

As of right now, officials are not providing any more information. 

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