Monthly Data 2000-2020

Monthly mortality data by underlying cause of death (2000-present) is available in several formats:

Number of Deaths by Selected Underlying Causes of Death by Month,
Michigan Occurences,
January, 1 2020—September 25, 2020P

Year of
Death
Month of
Death
Number of Deaths
TotalCancerHeart Disease COPD StrokePneumonia & Flu SepticemiaCOVID-19
2019January 8,490 798 2,274 486 443 176 107
2019February 7,712 665 2,064 452 386 144 93
2019March 8,582 777 2,230 522 479 197 88
2019April 7,987 719 1,984 510 422 203 117
2019May 8,164 795 2,090 486 422 140 78
2019June 7,711 729 1,971 468 374 116 90
2019July 7,994 836 2,002 456 413 109 93
2019August 7,811 797 1,948 431 403 89 93
2019September 7,734 770 1,884 444 406 109 87
2019October 8,292 862 2,112 472 446 100 86
2019November 8,395 729 2,196 462 424 122 106
2019December 8,777 861 2,394 512 474 136 96
2020January 8,936 857 2,226 607 512 181 116
2020February 8,228 708 2,148 497 478 229 111
2020March 9,645 808 2,389 579 497 299 126 469
2020April13,047 753 2,549 545 505 252 122 3,433
2020May 9,306 751 2,049 406 474 131 85 1,166
2020June 8,229 778 1,914 382 434 91 90 251
2020July 8,424 787 1,987 425 417 75 113 144
2020August 8,334 724 1,912 396 431 93 100 196
2020September 3,604 175 342 87 87 10 16 83

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 causes of deaths are not coded immediately after the original death was reported. Lowers counts of specific causes of death for more recent months should be considered a result of delayed coding, not a reduction in the counts of deaths themselves. COVID-19 death coding is expedited, and counts may be more complete in comparison to other causes of death.

The underlying cause of death is the condition giving rise to the chain of events leading to death. Starting January 1, 1999, the underlying causes of death were classified in accordance with the Tenth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), a coding structure developed by the World Health Organization.

Cancer deaths were classified using ICD-10 codes C00-C97.
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases deaths were classified using ICD-10 codes J40-J47.
Heart Disease deaths were classified using ICD-10 codes I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51.
Between 1999-2008, influenza and pneumonia deaths were classified using ICD-10 codes J10-J18. Starting in 2009, Pneumonia and Influenza deaths were classified using ICD-10 codes J09-J18.
Septicemia deaths were classified using ICD-10 codes A40-A41.9.
Stroke deaths were classified using ICD-10 codes I60-I69.
COVID-19 deaths were classified using ICD-10 U07.1 as underlying cause of death.

Source: Michigan 2020 Death File, Extracted September 25, 2020 . Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.