4:13 PM, Feb 27, 2020


MI had 88,756 cases of COVID-19 in the first 5 months. It had more than 5X as many in the next 5

Posted at 11:05 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 11:05:23-05

(WXYZ) — The state of Michigan had more than five times as many COVID-19 cases in the last five months than it did in the first five months of the pandemic.

According to data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, there were 88,756 cases of COVID-`19 in between March 10 and Aug. 11. The first two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on March 10 in people from Oakland and Wayne counties.

In that same time period, there were 6,264 deaths.

While the pandemic slowed in the summer, cases began to spike once again in October and November, forcing another partial shutdown of the state.

Between Aug. 12 and Jan. 11, the total number of cases went from 88,756 to 523,618. That means the number of cases went up 434,862 in the next five months, more than five times as many in the first five months.

Deaths also increased to 13,401, which means deaths stayed relatively the same in the next five months.

During the fall, Michigan set a single-day record for new cases 11 times between Oct. 15 and Nov. 20.

The dates and cases were:

Oct. 15 – 2,030 new cases
Oct. 24 – 3,338 new cases
Oct. 29 – 3,675 new cases
Oct. 31 – 3,792 new cases
Nov. 4 – 4,101 new cases
Nov. 5 – 5,710 new cases
Nov. 7 – 6,225 new cases
Nov. 10 – 6,473 new cases
Nov. 12 – 6,940 new cases
Nov. 13 – 8,516 new cases
Nov. 20 – 9,779 new cases

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