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Tracking Michigan COVID-19 nursing home data by county, facility

Long-term care COVID-19 data as of May 15, 2020.
Long-term care COVID-19 data as of May 15, 2020. (WDIV)

Here we are tracking the state of Michigan’s COVID-19 data for nursing homes, also referred to as long term care facilities.

MAY 21 NOTE: Michigan’s Long-Term Care data collection is undergoing a transition May 21 -25 as MDHHS enhances its data collection process to improve accuracy, timeliness, and to align with new guidance from the federal Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Nursing facility data will be available once the transition period has ended and data appropriately validated.

According to state health officials, these case counts reflect current cases of COVID-19 among facility residents reported to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

“These totals do not include patients or staff who have recovered or passed away prior to this report. It is important to note that that the presence of COVID-19 at a facility is no way an indicator of a facility that isn’t following proper procedures. Several facilities are supporting local hospitals by accepting confirmed COVID-19 positive residents and going forward will be noted as such,” reads a statement from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Data about COVID-19 cases at long-term care facilities was first reported by the state on April 24.

As of May 1, 2020, the state reported 3,047 total cases of COVID-19 within these facilities.

As of May 5, 2020, the state reported 3,341 total cases of COVID-19 within these facilities.

As of May 12, 2020, the state reported 3,089 total cases of COVID-19 within these facilities.

As of May 14, 2020, the state reported 2,874 total cases of COVID-19 within these facilities.

As of May 19, 2020, the state reported 2,585 total cases of COVID-19 within these facilities.

Data note: Please note that the data will be posted daily, Monday-Friday. These totals do not include patients or staff who have recovered or passed away prior to this report. In other words, they are a snapshot, not a cumulative count.

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