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Detroit region still has highest COVID-19 case rate, but it's decreasing

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 15:13:33-04
(WXYZ) —

Metro Detroit is still having the highest COVID-19 case rate, according to the state of Michigan, but the trend is decreasing.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun outlined the COVID-19 data and case rates for the entire state during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Khaldun, the metro Detroit region is seeing about 69 cases per million people per day, but the trend is decreasing. Within a region, the state said that counties may differ in how the virus is spreading.

As of Monday, the state said there were 97,660 cases of COVID-19 and 6,397 deaths.

  • Detroit region - 69 cases per million people per day, decreasing in last week
  • Upper Peninsula - 57 cases per million people per day, decreasing in last week
  • Saginaw region - 57 cases per million people per day, increasing over the last week
  • Kalamazoo region - 53 cases per million people per day, decreasing over past two weeks
  • Grand Rapids region - 40 cases per million people per day, decreasing over past two weeks
  • Traverse City region - 32 cases per million people per day, increasing over past two weeks
  • Jackson & Lansing region - 25 cases per million people per day, decreasing over past one to two weeks

According to Khaldun, the percent of positive tests is holding steady at about 3.3%, but the state wants that number to be below 3%.

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