Michiganders Recovered From COVID-19 Surpasses 50,000

State reports fourth consecutive day of 300+ cases

WWJ News
June 27, 2020 - 4:17 pm

(WWJ) More than 50,000 Michiganders are considered survivors of COVID-19.

The State of Michigan reports 51,099 people are recovered from the virus. The state considers a person recovered if he or she is still alive 30 days after testing positive.

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This comes as Michigan reports a fourth consecutive day of more than 300 new cases.

314 more people have tested positive for the virus since Friday, and 19 more have died.

The State is also reporting a slight uptick in percentage of positive tests over Friday.

3.1% of the tests conducted in the past 24 hours came back positive, up from 2.9% the day before.

The percent positivity rate is much higher in Wayne County with nearly 6% of tests conducted since Friday afternoon coming back positive. Detroit’s is 3.3%.

Oakland had a 2.75% test positivity rate. Macomb: 4.55%.

To see a breakdown of test results by county, click here. 

Ingham County—home to Harper’s Brewpub and Restaurant—had a test positivity rate of 2.9%. WILX reports the eatery is linked to at least 85 cases. 

The state health department reports 342 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Friday; 106 are on ventilators. One week ago, 324 people were hospitalized with the virus.

Michigan’s hospitals are at 74% capacity. This includes all patients regardless of COVID status.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says you can protect others from the virus and significantly slow the spread by wearing a mask or face covering. You can also do so by avoiding crowds and washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.

To read more about how to protect yourself and others, click here.

A recent modeling study out of The UC Berkley’s Computer Science Institute found if 80% of Americans wear a mask, we would see cases plummet to one twelfth of what they are today.

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Additional reading:

To find a testing site, click here.

To learn who is most vulnerable, click here. 

For the symptoms of COVID-19, click here.