Michigan health officials 'cannot say' if new COVID-19 case count reflects decline

The graph from the MDHHS shows the date the lab sent the information, not the date of onset of symptoms.

LANSING, Mich.— The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday released additional information regarding the recent update to the COVID-19 case and death counts for the state.

Officials said that while the 645 cases and 95 deaths reported on Sunday compared to the 1,392 cases and 111 deaths reported on April 11 are less, they cannot say if this represents a true decline in COVID-19 cases in Michigan.

According to the MDHHS, the reported case counts may reflect a reduction in the amount of laboratory testing performed over a weekend or holiday.

Previous testing reports have indicated consistent Sunday decreases, the MDHHS said. 

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