The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is updating this site daily with the most current data available. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is working diligently with community partners to expand testing capacity, to track COVID-19 in our region, and to quickly share information as we learn more. Please note the information is subject to change as the COVID-19 outbreak evolves.
For More Information, visit:
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- Information on the State of Michigan.
Johns Hopkins University
- Data and information from around the world and a breakdown of the United States.
World Health Organization (WHO)
- Data and information from around the world.
The data dashboard is updated M-F by 5:30pm, with COVID-19 results included as of 3:00pm.
Note on Case Counts:
Before November 24, 2020 reporting of COVID-19 cases was separated between confirmed and probable cases, defined as follows:
Confirmed cases only include people who test positive for COVID-19.
Probable cases are close contacts of confirmed cases who develop symptoms; they may become confirmed cases if they test positive.
As of November 24, 2020 we are reporting total COVID-19 cases, which includes the sum of confirmed and probable cases.
Per the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Recovered Cases are defined as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset of symptoms. As the pandemic continues to impact Michigan, this pool will expand to include more cases. The number of persons recovered on May 1, 2020 represents COVID-19 confirmed individuals with an onset date on or prior to April 1, 2020. If an individual dies from a COVID-related cause more than 30 days from onset, they are removed from the number of persons recovered. The source of the data is Michigan Disease Surveillance System and Vital Records.
Note on case counts:
Use caution when interpreting case count information.
The true number of COVID-19 cases is likely higher than we know.
Note on Total Contacts Traced:
- Given the national shortage of testing supplies, tests are only given to people who meet priority criteria where there are testing supplies available. Click here to view the criteria for testing.
- Some people who have COVID-19 will be asymptomatic (not show symptoms) and therefore may not be tested.
- Laboratories may be backlogged with tests, so results can take days. In some cases, sick individuals may recover before their case is added to local, state, and national counts.
Total contacts traced represents the total, cumulative number of contacts traced from confirmed and probable cases. Active contacts traced represents the current number of contacts being traced from confirmed and probable cases.
Please note: As the number of cases grows, MDHHS is only able to update their website once per day. We may report a local case before the state is able to include it in their counts. Given that it is our mission to ensure the health of our communities, we feel it is important to share these results quickly whenever possible.
The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is now creating county profiles to highlight characteristics of COVID-19 cases by county, and across our four-county jurisdiction. While the data dashboard continues to provide daily updates to COVID-19 case information, we hope the county profiles will provide additional information for residents about how the virus is impacting our counties. These reports will be shared monthly as we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
County Profile Archives