Just eight days after the first case of the novel coronavirus (CODIV-19) was confirmed in Michigan, the first person has died from the virus.

Beaumont Hostpital in Wayne County announced that a man in his 50s died early Wednesday morning due to complications from the virus.

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According to the hospital, the man had underlying conditions as well.

Beaumont Health Chief Nursing Officer Susan Grant said in a statement,

Our medical team went to extraordinary efforts to care for this patient and we are deeply saddened by his passing and empathize with his family. Our physicians, nurses and medical staff are all working together to care for COVID-19 patients. During a time like this, we are united to battle this virus. Further, we must continue to serve and care for the non-COVID-19 needs of all patients whether they are giving birth, needing essential surgery or requiring lifesaving emergency procedures.

The news came around the same time that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced that the total number of people in the state who have been confirmed to have the virus is now at eighty.