Deaths Involving COVID-19, Pneumonia, Influenza Reported By Rural-Urban Commuting Areas,
Michigan Occurences. January, 1 2020— October 14, 2021P

Rural-Urban Commuting Area Group1 All Reported
COVID-19
Deaths to
Date1
2020 2021
COVID-19
Deaths
Deaths
from
All Causes
Percent of
Expected Deaths2
Pneumonia3
Deaths
Pneumonia &
COVID-194
Influenza
Deaths5
COVID-19
Deaths
Deaths
from
All Causes
Percent of
Expected Deaths2
Pneumonia3
Deaths
Pneumonia &
COVID-194
Influenza
Deaths5
Michigan 20,362 12,579 115,520 119 11,584 6,220 284 7,783 82,141 112 6,431 3,670 6
Urban/Metropolitan 17,510 10,953 95,773 119 9,999 5,502 233 6,557 68,498 112 5,486 3,143 2
Large Rural City/Town 1,148 644 8,517 112 612 275 23 504 6,145 107 381 196 4
Small Rural Town 748 451 4,808 113 468 200 10 297 3,125 96 229 122
Isolated Small Rural Town 789 410 5,072 113 391 183 14 379 3,919 115 289 181
Not Defined 167 121 1,350 114 60 4 46 454 46 28

Note:

PDeaths reported to the Michigan Vital Records office may be delayed by 7 days. Verifying the cause of death, and processing the records from adminstrative records may further delay the reports of deaths for statistical purposes. The deaths shown in the deaths columns will be lower than the actual year-to-date total.

Most deaths occuring between September 4, 2021 and October 14, 2021 do not have a coded cause of death.

1This table uses rural-urban commuting area (RUCA) codes developed by the Economic Research Service, USDA. RUCA codes classify U.S. census tracts and zip codes using measures of population density, urbanization and daily commuting. For this table, the RUCA codes were grouped into broader categories often used for public health related projects (for more information, see WWAMI Rural Health Research Center.)

2COVID-19 deaths are those deaths coded as ICD-10 U07.1 or U07.2 as an underlying or related cause of death.

3Percent of expected deaths is the number of deaths for all causes for this week in 2020 compared to the average number across the same week in 2017–2019.

4Pneumonia deaths are those deaths coded ICD-10 codes J12.0-J18.9 as an underlying cause of death or a related cause of death, but excluding any mention of flu.

5The decedent was reported as having pneumonia and COVID-19 simulataneously.

6Influenza deaths are coded as J09-J11.

Source: Michigan 2020-2021 Death File, Extracted October 14, 2021 . Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.