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Michigan COVID-19 cases: State reports 38,099 recoveries

Michigan COVID-19 recoveries as of June 5, 2020.
Michigan COVID-19 recoveries as of June 5, 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.

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.

Moving forward, recoveries are expected to be reported by the state each 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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