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Two Months Ago, State Had Far More COVID-19 Cases And Far Fewer Tests

Number of tests not often reported by media

The state of Michigan saw reports of 358 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, which has generated media attention. Data collected by The Atlantic's COVID Tracking Project indicated 16,137 people in the state were tested on Wednesday.

To put that in context, two months earlier, on April 24 there were 1,036 new cases of coronavirus in Michigan and 9,085 people tested.

There were 94,619 COVID-19 tests given in Michigan from June 19-24. From April 19-24, there were 41,641 coronavirus tests given.


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