U.S. COVID cases continue two-week fall after modest rise in early spring

Michigan was major outlier with April spike.
Parkgoers at Disneyland, Anaheim, Ca.
Parkgoers at Disneyland, Anaheim, Ca.
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Confirmed positive tests of COVID-19 are continuing to fall in the U.S. after a modest rise in numbers beginning in late March.

Cases in the slight spring bump began declining around Apr. 15 and have continued that downward trend after having slowly risen for roughly the prior month.

Much of that rise in cases may have been due to the major spike seen in Michigan over that time, one that at its peak exceeded the spike seen in that state last fall. 

Cases in Michigan peaked and then declined around Apr. 15, roughly around the same time that national numbers began declining as well.