The State of Michigan has 415.8 cases per million people (Level E) and positivity is 10.8%. Both indicators have been increasing for over six weeks.
For the second week, all MERC regions are at Level E with cases rates and percent positivity continuing to increase for all eight regions.
Testing has also increased in the state, with 5451 tests per million people per day. And while testing is up, it has only increased 78% since October 1 whereas percent positivity has increased 225% during that same time frame indicating COVID spread is happening much more quickly than tests being administered.
Complaints of coronavirus like illness (CLI) in the emergency department increased for the state in all MERC regions except Saginaw. The state overall and five regions are above 1% CLI (Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, and Upper Peninsula).
The state death rate is 3.9 deaths per million people which is a 63% increase since last week. More than 20 weekly deaths are seen in four MERC regions (Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Upper Peninsula).
Risk determinations for individual MERC Regions:
Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo MERC regions have 599.5 and 506.0 cases per million, respectively. Positivity in these regions is above 12%. Both metrics are increasing for six or more weeks in each region. Deaths per million have doubled since last week Grand Rapids (5.9) and Kalamazoo (7.2).
Upper Peninsula MERC region has the highest cases per million at 652.7. Positivity in this region is at 10.6%. Following last week's decrease, both metrics are now increasing again. Deaths per million for Upper Peninsula (9.9) is the highest of all regions.
Detroit MERC regions has 346.5 cases per million people. Positivity in the Detroit region is 10.9%. The absolute death rate per million is 2.0.
Saginaw, Lansing, Traverse City, and Jackson MERC regions have more than 275 cases per million people. Positivity is between 6.3% and 11.4% in these four regions. All regions have more than 3.2 deaths per million although there are still less than 20 weekly deaths in each region.
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Indicators, Trends, and Risk Determinations as of:
Map colors reflect
official risk levels which convey the risk of spread of the epidemic in a region. They may differ
from the MI Safe Start economic engagement phases. Determinations of risk levels are made for entire
regions, based on individual indicators and other epidemiologic information.
indicators, shown on the right side, are computed for counties as well as regions.
Engagement Phases and current restrictions can be found at www.michigan.gov/coronavirus under MI SAFE START.