LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – With COVID rates declining, the State of Michigan announced Monday (March 28) that the frequency that it releases COVID data will soon change.
At the start of the pandemic and at its peak, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services was releasing information about COVID numbers every day. As rates started coming down, the state started reporting numbers on just weekdays and then Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. The state will continue to report numbers three days a week through April 4.
Now, state officials have announced that Michigan will only update COVID information once per week on Wednesdays. In addition, Michigan’s map of counties and their COVID cases will be taken down and replaced with a CDC map of community levels, which will also be updated on Fridays.
As of Monday, Michigan reported 1,258 new cases of COVID and six deaths. That’s an average of 420 cases per day, which is the lowest rate since July 20.