DETROIT – Many people have questioned the accuracy of state counts for daily coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, so Local 4 spoke to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to get a response.
Coronavirus cases are reported every day. Initial test results are sent to the Michigan Disease Surveillance System by the lab that performed the test. Once the data is tabulated by the computer, any remaining discrepancies are reviewed and resolved by staff members.
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- Police arrested 20 people Thursday morning during a protest of Detroit summer school classes being held during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to read more.
- The FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol. Click here to read more.
- Ann Arbor Public School students can anticipate returning to school virtually at the end of August. Click here to read more.
- The officer of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has agreed to revisit a deadly officer-involved shooting in Shelby Township. Click here to read more.
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