Forty out of Michigan’s ‘Sties’ counties are now experiencing faster rates of Covid-11 transmission, based on metrics developed by the Harvard Global Health Initiative to determine coronavirus risk levels.
Calhoun has become the ninth Michigan county to move into the red zone, while Mombak, Mb, Ventus, South, Aw, Bay, Gladwin and Montak are the new counties turning from yellow to orange.
Red indicates dangerously high levels of coronavirus, and orange indicates acute anxiety, according to the Harvard Institute, which sees an average of seven-day new cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The latest assessment is based on data from October 8-14.
Code Red Counties – which means they have more than 25 new cases per day for an average of 100,000 inhabitants every day – Dickinson (62 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), Delta (50), Iron (48), Elger (47), Menomini (41) ), McKinnack (36), Houghton (28), Keunav (27) and Calhoun (26).
All are in the high peninsula except Calhoun.
UP also has six counties that are orange, which means an average of seven days between 10 to 25 cases per 100,000 per day. Those counties and their rates per 100,000 inhabitants: Ntntonagan (25), Gojebik (22), Marquette (21), Baraga (21), Schoolcraft (18) and Luce (14).
The only U.P. on that list. Not the county, is Chippewa, which includes the Salt Steno. Mary.
The Lower Peninsula has 26 orange counties. The list below includes seven-day cases per 100,000 inhabitants:
- St. Joseph (22),
- Berry (22),
- Kent (20),
- Kalamazoo (18),
- Ionia (18),
- Cass (18),
- Gratiot (18),
- Claire (18),
- Makosta (17)
- Isabella (17),
- Branch (15)
- Ottawa (14),
- Jackson (14),
- Ingham (14),
- Genesis (14),
- Navigo (14),
- Barian (14),
- Van Buren (12),
- Clinton (12),
- Wash Stenu (12),
- Eaton (11),
- Mombomb (11),
- Gladwin (11),
- Elegan (11),
- Bay (10),
- Montalkmal (10).
On the other side of the spectrum, a Harvard Institute metric was in a Michigan County-Missouki green zone on Thursday morning. It is currently the lowest transmission of coronavirus in the county.
The following map sheds on the average number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per day. The arrow indicates Oct Oct. The total number of cases between -14 to 1 has increased as compared to the previous seven days (Oct. 1-Oct October).
Readers can place their cursor on the county to see the underlying data. If you can’t see the map, click here.
The latest on coronavirus testing
Oct. Twenty-one Michigan counties have a positive rate of at least 5% on coronavirus tests recorded in the seven days ending on the 13th. The state’s seven-day average positivity rate is 4.1%.
Dickinson County had the highest seven-day average of 18.6%, followed by McKinnack (14.5%), Delta (9%), Luce (8.7%), Claire (7.9%), Berry (7.4%), Kalamazoo (7.3%), Genesee ( 6.6%), Branch (6.5%), Navago (6.2%), Mombic (MB (6.2%)), Calhoun (6%), Isabella (5.9%), Otsego (5.4%), Iosco (5.4%), Barian ( 5.3%), Cass (5.2%), Macosta (5.1%), Ionia (5.1%), Hillsdale (5%) and Ingham (5%).
Note: The number of positive tests does not match confirmed cases because a patient is tested multiple times.
The Federal Centers for Disease Control says schools are safe to open if less than 5% of coronavirus tests in the past week are positive.
The map below shows the seven-day average test rate by county. Once again, readers can place their cursor on the county to see the underlying data. If you can’t see the map, click here.
Below are database online databases that allow readers to view county-level data for each of the last 20 days.
Day by day the case was reported to the state
The first is a chart that shows the new cases reported in the state every day for the last 20 days. This state is based on when a confirmed coronavirus test is reported, which means the patient was born the day before the illness.
You can call a chart for any county, and you can place your cursor on the bar to see the date and number of cases. (On September 1, the state stopped reporting numbers on Sunday.)
(In a few cases, following a previous resuscitation by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the county reported a negative number (reduction) of new cases daily. In those cases, we subtracted the case from the previous date to 0.
The chart below shows new cases from the last 20 days depending on the onset of symptoms. In this chart, people get sick and get the result of a confirmed coronavirus test, which can take a week or more, due to the interval time, the numbers for recent days are incomplete.
You can call a chart for any county, and you can place your cursor on the bar to see the date and number of cases.
More local maps
Below are two maps created by the Epibase Research Group in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan, which have access to sub-county data collected by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Interactive maps divide the state into 10-kilometer hexagons providing more local views where cases of coronavirus are reported. You can click here to go to the research project website.
The first map looks at cases of coronavirus confirmed and confirmed in the past week. You can click on the hexagon to see the underlying data.
You can use the triangle button at the top right of the map to toggle on another map, showing the total confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths since the epidemic began.
Recent Daily Report
On Wednesday, 1,359 new cases of coronavirus and 13 new deaths were reported in the state.
The state’s seven-day average now has 1,174 new cases a day, compared to an average of 879 a week ago.
The following map shows cases and deaths of coronavirus confirmed since the onset of the epidemic. You can place your cursor on the county to see the underlying numbers.
For more statewide data, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page here. To find a test site near you, check out the state’s test online test finder, here, send an email to [email protected], or call 888-535-6136 on weekdays between 8am and 5pm.
Covid-19 Rescue Tips:
In addition to washing hands regularly and not touching your face, officials recommend practicing social distance, assuming no one is carrying the virus.
Health officials say you should stay at least 6 feet away from others and work from home if possible.
Use disinfectant wipes or disinfectant spray cleaners on frequently touched surfaces of your home (door handles, faucets, countertops) when you go to places like stores and keep hand sanitizer with you.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has also issued executive orders that people should wear face masks over their mouths and noses inside public buildings and during crowded spaces.
Additional information is available at Michigan.gov/coronavirus and CDC.gov/coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19 in Michigan, visit https://www.MLive.com/coronavirus/data/.
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