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Michigan COVID-19 cases: State reports 152,267 recoveries

Michigan COVID-19 recoveries as of Nov. 21, 2020.
Michigan COVID-19 recoveries as of Nov. 21, 2020. (WDIV)

Health officials in the state of Michigan began reporting coronavirus (COVID-19) recoveries on April 8.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) reported 56 recoveries that day, then added another 377 on Saturday, April 11 to bring the total to 433 recoveries from COVID-19.

  • On Saturday, April 18, the state reported a jump in recoveries due to more testing, adding 2,804 reported recoveries to bring the total to 3,237.
  • On Saturday, April 25, the state reported a bigger jump in recoveries, adding 5,105 reported recoveries to bring the total the 8,342.
  • On Saturday, May 2, the state reported an additional 7,317 recoveries, bringing the total to 15,659 recoveries as of May 1.
  • On Saturday, May 9, the state reported an additional 7,027 recoveries, bringing the total to 22,686 recoveries.
  • On Saturday, May 16, the state reported an additional 5,548 recoveries, bringing the total to 28,234 recoveries.
  • On Saturday, May 23, the state reported an additional 4,934 recoveries, bringing the total to 33,168.
  • On Saturday, May 30, the state reported an additional 4,931 recoveries, bringing the total to 38,099.
  • On Saturday, June 6, the state reported an additional 3,942 recoveries, bringing the total to 42,041.
  • On Saturday, June 13, the state reported an additional 2,923 recoveries, bringing the total to 44,964.
  • On Saturday, June 20, the state reported an additional 4,326 recoveries, bringing the total to 49,290.
  • On Saturday, June 27, the state reported an additional 1,809 recoveries, bringing the total to 51,099.
  • On Saturday, July 4, the state reported an additional 1,742 recoveries, bringing the total to 52,841.
  • On Saturday, July 11, the state reported an additional 1,026 recoveries, bringing the total to 53,867.
  • On Saturday, July 18, the state reported an additional 1,295 recoveries, bringing the total to 55,162.
  • On Saturday, July 25, the state reported an additional 2,340 recoveries, bringing the total to 57,502
  • On Saturday, Aug. 1, the state reported an additional 2,520 recoveries, bringing the total to 60,022.
  • On Saturday, Aug. 8, the state reported an additional 3,614 recoveries, bringing the total to 63,636.
  • On Saturday, Aug. 15, the state reported an additional 4,142 recoveries, bringing the total to 67,778.
  • On Saturday, Aug. 22, the state reported an additional 4,802 recoveries, bringing the total to 72,580.
  • On Saturday, Aug. 29, the state reported an additional 3,571 recoveries, bringing the total to 76,151.
  • On Saturday, Sept. 4, the state reported an additional 4,527 recoveries, bringing the total to 80,678.
  • On Saturday, Sept. 12, the state reported an additional 4,835 recoveries, bringing the total to 85,513.
  • On Saturday, Sept. 19, the state reported an additional 4,703 recoveries, bringing the total to 90,216.
  • On Saturday, Sept. 26, the state reported an additional 4,835 recoveries, bringing the total to 95,051.
  • On Saturday, Oct. 3, the state reported an additional 4,470 recoveries, bringing the total to 99,521.
  • On Saturday, Oct. 10, the state reported an additional 4,750 recoveries, bringing the total to 104,271.
  • On Saturday, Oct. 17, the state reported an additional 5,268 recoveries, bringing the total to 109,939.
  • On Saturday, Oct. 24, the state reported an additional 5,400 recoveries, bringing the total to 114,939.
  • On Saturday, Oct. 31, the state reported an additional 6,154 recoveries, bringing the total to 121,093.
  • On Saturday, Nov. 7, the state reported an additional 7,888 recoveries, bringing the total to 128,981.
  • On Saturday, Nov. 14, the state reported an additional 9,881 recoveries, bringing the total to 138,862.
  • On Saturday, Nov. 21, the state reported an additional 13,405 recoveries, bringing the total to 152,267.

What is a “recovery," exactly?

According to MDHHS, “recovered” is defined as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset -- or referral date if onset is not available.

The number of people reported recovered on July 31, 2020 represents COVID-19 confirmed individuals with an onset date on or prior to July 1, 2020. If an individual dies from a COVID-related cause more than 30 days from onset/referral, they are removed from the number of persons recovered.

These numbers will be updated every Saturday.

Michigan reported its first confirmed cases of COVID-19 on March 10 and the first death associated with the virus on March 18.

We’ll be tracking the recoveries here (go here if you are having trouble viewing the data):

For context, here are the daily new COVID-19 cases and deaths since March 10:

Here are the active cases:


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