The number of new cases of coronavirus in Michigan has decreased slightly in the last seven days. The degree of positivity reported little.
But mostly health experts and others expect to see the impact of Thanksgiving on the number of coronaviruses.
Across the country, the seven-day average positivity rate is now 13.2%, compared to 13% on Saturday. The seven-day average of new cases is 6,605, compared to 6,759 on Saturday.
Below is a more detailed look at county-level data based on metrics used by the Michigan Department of Health and Humanitarian Services to assess coronavirus risk levels. The scale used by MDHHS has six levels ̵
First, a look at the average seven-day levels of positivity by county, grouped by state metric.
- Level E (over 20%): Three counties, from highest to lowest – Oscoda, Alcona and Muskegon.
- Level D (15-20%): 25 counties, from highest to lowest – Hillsdale, Lapper, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Arena, Benz, Macomb, Dickinson, Misaki, Allegan, Roscommon, Kalka, Tuscola, Crawford , Baraga, Van Buren, Monroe, Gogebic, Cass, Osceola, Livingston, Oceana, Ottawa and Genesee.
- Level C (10-15%): 36 counties, from highest to lowest – St. Clair, Wexford, Montmorency, Kent, Sanilak, Bay, Yosko, Lake, Saginaw, Ionia, Mekosta, Moncalm, Jackson, Ogemau, Lenawie, Oakland, Eaton, Menominee, Newaygo, Gladwin, St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Wayne, Calhoun, Presque Isle, Shiawassee, Antrim, Ontonagon, Grand Traverse, Huron, Delta, Clinton, Ingham, Alpena, Cheboygan, and Isabella.
- Level B (7-10%): Nine counties, from highest to lowest – Claire, Midland, Lielanau, Charlevoix, Otsego, Chipeva, Market, Washteno and Houghton.
- Level A (3-7%): Eight counties – Mason, Gratiot, Manistee, Emmet, Mackinac, Iron, Keweenaw and Schoolcraft
- Low (below 3%): Algeria and Luce.
The graph below allows you to search for each county by name to see the average daily seven-day positivity rate for November 23-29. (Can’t see the chart? Click here.)
The interactive map below shows the seven-day average speed of testing by county. If you can’t see the map, click here. You can place the cursor on a county to see the master data.
New cases per capita
New daily cases per capita is another indicator used by the Michigan Department of Health and Humanitarian Services to access the risk of coronavirus.
In this indicator – which calculates the average number of new cases per 1 million inhabitants – 79 counties are at level E, the highest level of risk on the MDHHS scale. The limit for level E is 150 cases per day per million inhabitants. Four counties – Schoolcraft, Luce, Alger and Keweenaw, all of which are in the Upper Peninsula – are at level D.
Here is an online database that allows readers to see the number of new cases of coronavirus in the last seven days compared to the previous week, as well as the number per capita that is adjusting to the population.
Can’t see the chart? Press here.
The current results are based on new cases reported on November 24-30. The map below is shaded based on the six levels of the state. The arrows indicate whether the total number of new cases reported in the last seven days has increased or decreased compared to the previous seven days (November 17-23).
Readers can place the cursor on a county to see the master data. If you can’t see the map, click here. (Hint: You can drag the map with the cursor to see the whole UP)
Total MDHHS score by region
MDHHS has determined an overall assessment for each of the MI’s start-up regions, looking at factors such as new cases and deaths per capita, test positive levels, number of tests performed, and emergency room visits for COVID-19 symptoms.
As of November 4, all eight of MI Start’s regions in Michigan are at the highest level the state uses to assess coronavirus risk.
This interactive map shows these eight regions and their current results. You can place the cursor on a county to see the master data.
(MI Start areas of the region: Region 1 is the Detroit region; Region 2 is Grand Rapids; Region 3, Kalamazoo; Region 4, Saginaw; Region 5, Lansing; Region 6, Traverse City; Region 7, Lansing and Region 8, Upper Peninsula .)
Below are online databases that allow readers to search county-level data for each of the last 20 days.
Cases during the day are reported to the state
The first is a chart showing new cases reported to the state every day for the past 30 days. This is based on cases where a confirmed coronavirus test is reported to the state, meaning that the patient first became ill days before.
You can call up a chart for each county and you can place the cursor on the ribbon to see the date and number of cases. (As of September 1, the state stopped announcing the number on Sunday.)
(In several cases, the county reported a negative number (decline) of daily new cases, following a retrospective reclassification by the Michigan Department of Health and Humanitarian Services. In these cases, we subtracted the cases from the previous date and set 0 to the reported date.)
The following chart shows new cases for the last 30 days based on the onset of symptoms. In this chart, the numbers for the last few days are incomplete due to the delay between people who get sick and getting a confirmed coronavirus test result, which can take up to a week or more.
You can call up a chart for each county and you can place the cursor on the ribbon to see the date and number of cases.
More localized maps
Below are two maps created by the EpiBayes research group at the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan, which has access to sub-county data collected by the Michigan Department of Health and Humanitarian Services.
Interactive maps break the state of 10-kilometer hexagons to provide a more localized view of coronavirus cases. You can click here to get to the research project website.
The first map looks at confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus in the last week. You can click on the hexagon to see the master data.
You can use the triangle button in the upper right corner of the map to switch to the second map, which shows the total confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
Last daily report
On Monday, November 30, the state reported 10,428 new cases of coronavirus and 98 new deaths for both Sunday and Monday.
The map below shows generally confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths since the onset of the pandemic. You can place the cursor on a county to see the main numbers.
For more nationwide data, visit the MLive coronavirus data page here. To find a test site near you, check out the online state search engine, here, send an email to COVID19@michigan.gov or call 888-535-6136 between 8:00 and 17:00 on weekdays.
For more information on COVID-19 in Michigan, visit https://www.mlive.com/coronavirus/data/.
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