Detroit region at 'medium high risk' level for COVID-19 spread

Posted at 3:44 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 18:34:34-04

The state says the Detroit region is in the "medium high risk" category for the spread of COVID-19 on Friday.

The statement came after an online map mistakenly moved the Detroit region into the "high risk" category. The state says the Lansing area is now in the "high risk" category.

The only other region at "high risk" in the state is Grand Rapids.

Being in the "high risk" category means that the region has more than or equal to 40 cases per million population.

Cases have been steadily increasing in Michigan since the beginning of the month.

The Detroit region includes Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.

The U.P, Saginaw, Kalamazoo, and Jackson regions are at medium-high risk.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has previously said if cases continue to spike, she may "dial back" the state's reopening.

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