Detroit newspaper: Data showing Michigan coronavirus spike ‘misleading’
As the country continues to reopen, various media outlets have been quick to point out a spike in coronavirus cases for the state of Michigan. The Detroit Free Press, however, begged to differ and published a breakdown of the numbers on Thursday, describing how they could be misleading.
The Free Press cited reports by SmartNews, Newsweek, and NPR that all addressed the state’s rising COVID count. The newspaper’s verdict to the question of whether or not it was a true spike was “yes and no.”
Michigan reportedly released new data that included probable cases along with confirmed infections and fatalities.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services labels a confirmed case as someone who has had a positive lab test for coronavirus. A “probable case” applies to anyone who has been symptomatic and has a link to a patient with a confirmed …continued .
[Source: Fox News]