COVID-19

Three months of coronavirus: Where does Michigan stand?

Numbers are declining, but risks remain in the fight to stop a deadly virus.

March 10 was the first time someone from Michigan tested positive for COVID-19. Three months later, almost 60,000 people have tested positive and 5,711 people have died from the virus.

But things are improving. The daily number of new cases is declining. The seven-day rolling average as of Wednesday is 178 new cases and 20 deaths, which is an improvement over even a week ago.

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All that could still change as the state allows businesses and recreation to resume and people gather in larger and larger groups.

For the moment, though, most of the state seems to have avoided the worst of the virus. Infection rates and deaths remain highest in the four most populous counties: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Kent.

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