New data shows that Michigan has the highest death rate from coronavirus in the US even as the state continues to be divided by protesters who want to end the state’s strict stay at home orders.
According to the NY Post, while Michigan has far fewer overall cases than either New York or New Jersey, the state had seen more than 4,000 deaths as of Saturday, which gives them a fatality rate of 9.13 percent.
According to the data, most of the fatal cases of coronavirus appear to be centered in poverty-stricken areas of the city of Detroit, according to the data — with surrounding counties accounting for at least 70% of cases, and 81% of deaths.
These figures come as the state continues to be divided by some of the militant protests against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s lockdown after her declaration of a state of emergency.
Just last week, hundreds of angry protesters— some armed with rifles — stormed the State House, frightening lawmakers who had to wear bulletproof vests to protect themselves.