COVID-19

Michigan third in nation for coronavirus, last for data about patients

State criticized for poor data transparency, hampering ability to fight the pandemic.

Bridge Magazine looks into Michigan’s approach to providing information to the public about COVID-19’s spread in the state. It faces criticism from hospital executives, nurses unions, and patients as the state is criticized by hospital.

“Thirty-three states release daily numbers about hospitalizations for the coronavirus. Eighteen release data on patients who have recovered.

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Other states release daily numbers of patients on ventilators, in intensive care units or cases involving nursing homes.

None of the information is available in Michigan, which has the third most deaths from the virus in the nation.”

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