Beaumont doctor talks about COVID-19 deaths in younger population – The Oakland Press
Beaumont doctor talks about COVID-19 deaths in younger population – The Oakland Press

Beaumont doctor talks about COVID-19 deaths in younger population – The Oakland Press

Dr. Matthew Sims remembers well that one of his first patients who died of COVID-19 was only 35.

“I remember it because they were so young,” said Sims, director of infectious disease research at Beaumont Health.

“And in the beginning, so many people died alone,” he said, because visits to most hospitals were forbidden or restricted.

The nation recently marked 1 million deaths as a result of COVID-19. In Michigan, there have been close to 36,000 confirmed and probable deaths, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.

Not surprisingly, the largest percentage of deaths occurred in people over 65 years of age. But those aged 18-64 accounted for nearly a quarter of the deaths, Sims said.

Many of them were people who raised children and created a large group that would grow up without one or both parents, Sims said.

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