Michigan COVID-19 numbers better than reported

State officials have changed how they report coronavirus infections resulting in better-than-expected stats.

Michigan health officials announced last week a change to the way COVID-19 numbers are reported in Michigan.

Instead of grouping all infections together, they are splitting the daily infection report into those who are currently infected and those who show antibodies from having been previously infected.

That’s leading to a positive change in the state’s calculations, according to an article in Bridge Magazine.

Before the change, the state was reporting 7.7% of tests coming back positive. After the change, the number is down to 6.7%.

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A lower rate of positive tests is good news because it suggests testing is more widespread and the virus is better contained.

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