2 more deaths attributed to COVID-19; Michigan’s toll at 6

A mural describes the fear of the novel coronavirus in the district Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, March 14, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

DETROIT (AP) — Two elderly Detroit-area women have died from complications due to the coronavirus, bringing the number of fatalities in Michigan to six.

Detroit Health Department spokeswoman Vickie Winn confirmed the death of a Detroit woman in her 90s Saturday.

Henry Ford Health System also says a 90-year-old Oakland County woman with underlying health issues died Saturday at a hospital in West Bloomfield Township.

Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services on Saturday reported an additional 238 cases.

That brings the statewide total to 787.

Oakland County officials also issued emergency orders closing all shopping malls and banning adults and children from using playground equipment.

On Saturday, Berrien County Health officials also reported that two women under age 60 has confirmed cases of coronavirus after seeing Christian singer Sandi Patty at Andrews University in Berrien Springs earlier this month.

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