DETROIT– Michigan has ramped up testing in recent weeks, however how has that impacted the positive test rate?
In the last 2 weeks (June 29 – July 12), Michigan has actually averaged almost 20,000 diagnostic COVID-19 tests each day, up from around 15,000 in the previous period (June 14 – June 28).
In the last two weeks, the typical positive test rate was 3.1 percent. In between June 14 – June 28, the positive test rate was 2.4 percent.
Checking data for COVID-19 in Michigan as of July 12, 2020. (MDHHS) So, screening has increased, along with the favorable test rate.
Despite the increases in cases, its a far cry from rates in early-to-mid April, when favorable test rates were 30 percent. Hospitalizations have increased slightly in current weeks, however overall hospitalization of active COVID-19 cases stays listed below 5 percent, compared to 17 percent in April.
Michigan ranks 12th in screening rate (per one million), which is an improvement from 25th back in April. Overall, the state reports more than 1.3 million total diagnostic tests. Clients can represent numerous tests.
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Testing information for COVID-19 in Michigan as of July 12, 2020. (MDHHS) So, screening has increased, along with the positive test rate. In general, the state reports more than 1.3 million total diagnostic tests.
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