Michigan does not have a huge lead over Ohio for coronovirus cases.


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Once the big lead Michigan held on Ohio for major coronovirus cases is no one else, as totals for both states are almost ready.

Through Thursday afternoon, Ohio reported 89,626 cases to date, a shade below Michigan’s total of 89,781.

In comparison, Michigan had at least 20,000 more cases than Ohio every day from June 23 to early April.

Since then, Ohio has quickly closed on Michigan, according to data from each state’s Department of Health, based on the estimated date of onset of symptoms for each case.

On June 23 in Michigan, Ohio had 70,720 cases out of 50,715 cases. As of July 10, the difference was down to half with 10,000 for Michigan with 80,400 cases and 70,502 for Ohio.

Exactly 15 days later, on Saturday, Ohio attracted 1,000 cases of Michigan. This was a fraction of the peak prevalence of 27,132 cases between the two states on 15 May.

Adjusted for population, compared to Ohio’s rate of 767 per 100,000 people, the Michigan case still runs at a high level, with 899 known cases per 100,000 people. Michigan has a total of 11.7 million people in Ohio, just under 10 million.

On a per capita basis, Michigan has had more cases of coronovirus than Ohio.Rich Exner, Clevalish

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