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Michigan coronavirus data: Tracking case count, cases by county, deaths, cases by age, tests

Michigan COVID-19 case data as of July 12, 2020.
Michigan COVID-19 case data as of July 12, 2020. (WDIV)

Here we are tracking the coronavirus (COVID-19 cases) in Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), along with county health departments and the city of Detroit’s health department, have been releasing data daily about COVID-19 cases in the state. Health systems and hospitals also have been reporting deaths.

Data includes the case count, cases by county, deaths, cases by age range and testing.

Here’s what we have compiled (if you are having trouble viewing the data on this page, go here):

Note: On April 21, the state of Michigan reported 232 new deaths (a noticeable spike) with the following note: Regular reviews of death certificate data maintained in Vital Records reporting systems are conducted by MDHHS staff three times per week. As a part of this process, records that identify COVID-19 infection as a contributing factor to death are compared against all laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS). If a death certificate is matched to a confirmed COVID-19 case and that record in the MDSS does not indicate the individual died, the MDSS record is updated to indicate the death and the appropriate local health department is notified. These matched deaths are then included with mortality information posted to the Michigan Coronavirus website. As a result of the most recent assessment, today’s data includes 95 additional deaths identified by this methodology.

The state posted the same deaths note on April 25, when it reported 189 new deaths, also stating for that date: As a result of the most recent assessment, today’s data includes 58 additional deaths identified by this methodology.

Note on deaths April 28 (160 new deaths): Regular reviews of death certificate data maintained in Vital Records reporting systems are conducted by MDHHS staff three times per week. As a part of this process, records that identify COVID-19 infection as a contributing factor to death are compared against all laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS). If a death certificate is matched to a confirmed COVID-19 case and that record in the MDSS does not indicate the individual died, the MDSS record is updated to indicate the death and the appropriate local health department is notified. These matched deaths are then included with mortality information posted to the Michigan Coronavirus website. As a result of the most recent assessment, today’s data includes 40 additional deaths identified by this methodology.

Note on deaths April 30 (119 new deaths): Regular reviews of death certificate data maintained in Vital Records reporting systems are conducted by MDHHS staff three times per week. As a part of this process, records that identify COVID-19 infection as a contributing factor to death are compared against all laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS). If a death certificate is matched to a confirmed COVID-19 case and that record in the MDSS does not indicate the individual died, the MDSS record is updated to indicate the death and the appropriate local health department is notified. These matched deaths are then included with mortality information posted to the Michigan Coronavirus website. As a result of the most recent assessment, today’s data includes 40 additional deaths identified by this methodology.

Note on deaths May 12 (90 new deaths): Regular reviews of death certificate data maintained in Vital Records reporting systems are conducted by MDHHS staff three times per week. As a part of this process, records that identify COVID-19 infection as a contributing factor to death are compared against all laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS). If a death certificate is matched to a confirmed COVID-19 case and that record in the MDSS does not indicate the individual died, the MDSS record is updated to indicate the death and the appropriate local health department is notified. These matched deaths are then included with mortality information posted to the Michigan Coronavirus website. As a result of the most recent assessment, today’s data includes 19 additional deaths identified by this methodology.


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