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.
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 were initially updated every Saturday, but now the recoveries are updated every Monday.
Michigan reported its first confirmed cases of COVID-19 on March 10, 2020 and the first death associated with the virus on March 18, 2020.
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: