Survivors: Michigan has over 22,600 recovered Covid patients, Nearly Half of all those diagnosed

May 09, 2020, 5:24 PM by  Alan Stamm

Here's a coronavirus number that's good to see rise each week: Michigan now counts 22,686 people as officially recovered from the lung virus.

The number is 45% higher than last Saturday's total of 15,659. 

Health officials define recovered as "persons with a confirmed Covid-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset, or referral date if onset is not available." The latest weekly total consists of patients diagnosed April 8 or earlier.

Recovered men, women and young people still are counted in the cumulative total of cases that's updated daily. It reached 46,756 Saturday with 430 new diagnoses.

► Notably, the share of recovered patients is 49% of those diagnosed since mid-March.

Total deaths now stand at 4,526, up by 50 from Friday. New deaths have been under 100 each day since May 2, notably lower than the rate of increase during much of April. (On April 10, 205 deaths during the preceding 24 hours were recorded.)

Metro Detroit's three counties account for 80% of Michigan pandemic deaths, with Wayne County (including Detroit) still fifth-highest nationally with 2,082 fatalities. These are the region's totals since mid-March:

  • Detroit: 1,181 deaths | 9,709 cases

  • Wayne (non-Detroit): 901 deaths | 8,251 cases

  • Oakland: 841 deaths | 7,692 cases

  • Macomb: 697 deaths | 6,019 cases

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