Deaths Involving COVID-19, Pneumonia, Influenza Reported By Rural-Urban Commuting Areas,
Michigan Occurences. January, 1 2020— May 1, 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 15,939 12,384 115,407 119 10,584 5,426 282 3,555 33,073 106 1,217 837 1
Urban/Metropolitan 13,814 10,836 96,612 120 9,180 4,833 235 2,978 27,635 107 1,013 707
Large Rural City/Town 872 635 8,494 112 567 234 22 237 2,463 102 87 53 1
Small Rural Town 537 402 4,527 106 390 143 10 135 1,226 91 42 28
Isolated Small Rural Town 625 447 5,203 116 392 184 13 178 1,552 110 62 39
Not Defined 91 64 571 55 32 2 27 197 13 10

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 February 1, 2021 and May 1, 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 May 1, 2021 . Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.