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Michigan Vaccinations Outnumber Positive Tests

And CDC estimates number of unreported infections is greater than both

More people in the state of Michigan have now received a vaccine than have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 by getting tested.

The number of people in Michigan who have been vaccinated was 598,127 as of Jan. 20, according to a state website.

Another 592,382 people in Michigan are known to have contracted COVID-19 because they were given a test and it was positive, according to

According to a Jan. 20 Centers for Disease Control post, in the February-December period, for every confirmed positive COVID test in the U.S., there were likely 4.6 more people who were infected by the disease but never tested because they had few or no symptoms.

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