The Spread of COVID-19 in Michigan

Mori Ono

Since the first two cases were reported on March 10, Michigan has emerged as one of the states hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Metro Detroit has been particularly hard hit and is where the significant majority of the cases are located. Across the state, black communities have accounted for a disproportionately high percentage of deaths and cases. As for the economic impact, around 1 in 4 workers in the state have filed for unemployment. The graphic below visualizes the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan since March 17, when the state began releasing data for individual counties. Note that recovery is defined as being alive 30 days after the onset of illness.

This graphic compares the daily and cumulative changes in COVID-19 tests since the first case was reported.

Prevent the spread of COVID-19 by:

  1. Washing hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with over 60% alcohol concentration
  2.  Staying at home, unless you are buying necessities, exercising or have medical needs. In public, stay at least six feet away from others and wear a face cloth mask
  3. Disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily

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