March 19 updates: Tracking newest confirmed COVID-19 cases in Metro Detroit


DETROIT – ClickOnDetroit will continue to report as more and more positive cases of COVID-19 are confirmed in Metro Detroit.

The number of case locations/affiliations announced each day has been steadily escalating. To make this easier on our readers, moving forward we will track each day’s case locations, such as a patient’s places of work or residence -- whatever it may be that is reported -- in one spot.

We have been tracking these places here, but the list is growing daily and needs to be organized in a more accessible manner.

NEW: March 20 updates

Here are the new case locations/affiliations reported Thursday, March 19, 2020:

DTE Energy: 3 employees, 3 contractors test positive

  • DTE Energy announced Thursday that three of its employees and two of its vendors have reported three positive cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. None of the employees’ or contractors’ jobs involved contact with customers, DTE said. Read more here.

Death at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit

  • Officials announced an 81-year-old man at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has become the second person in Michigan to die from the coronavirus. Read more here.

Death at McLaren Oakland Hospital

  • Health officials in Oakland County have confirmed a woman at McLaren Oakland Hospital has died from coronavirus. The woman is in her 50s and had underlying health conditions prior to contracting the virus, according to hospital officials. Read more here.

First death is Southgate man

  • We learned Thursday that the state’s first death, reported at a Beaumont Hospital in Wayne County on Wednesday, was a Southgate man. Officials said the man was in his 50s and had other underlying medical conditions. He was a Southgate resident, according to Mayor Joseph Kuspa.

Oakland County case total jumps again

  • Oakland County reported another jump in confirmed cases Thursday afternoon, brining to county’s total to 104, the most in the state (Wayne County has since surpassed that number -- see below). Read more here.

Detroit Health Department reports 63 cases

  • The Detroit Health Department reported Thursday that 63 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the city. Read more here.

Michigan coronavirus cases spike

  • Michigan reported a big spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Thursday afternoon, pushing the state reported total to 336. Cases reported by the state increased by 256 cases since Wednesday’s data release. (See latest county breakdowns below).

Previous report: Confirmed places where Metro Detroit COVID-19 patients have worked, attended school, lived