Active cases of COVID-19 in Michigan down 60% in past month

Posted at 9:04 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 09:04:07-05

(WXYZ) — Active cases of COVID-19 have gone down 60% in the past month, according to data from the state.

On December 30, Michigan reported 157,400 active cases of COVID-19. On Jan. 30, there were 62,800 active cases.

Additionally, active cases peaked at 218,100 on Dec. 11.

Percent positivity in COVID-19 cases has been decreasing as cases have significantly declined since the beginning of the surge in November.

According to preliminary findings by the University of Michigan School of Public Health, increased COVID-19 restrictions over the holidays after the Pause to Save Lives might have prevented more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases in Michigan.

The modeling showed that between Nov. 15 and Jan. 8, about 109,000 cases were prevented. Based on Michigan’s rate of fatality of 2.6%, that translates to 2,800 lives saved.

Michigan had the lowest cases count among Midwestern states over the holiday season.

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