While one county in the Upper Peninsula stays at a “tipping point” for coronavirus risk level, some lower Michigan counties are increasing in danger level.
Macomb, Tuscola and Gladwin counties have all been marked as orange, which means that the coronavirus risk level is happening at an “sped up speed,” according to the COVID Risk Levels Dashboard by the Harvard Global Health Institute.
The site suggests a stay-at-home order and more testing and tracing in counties marked in orange.
When it comes to Macomb County, as part of the city Detroit tri-county area, there is a 7-day average of 101.6 new daily cases, according to the site. In addition, the site reports that the average is 11.6 cases per 100,000 individuals.
Since Monday, there are 9,384 validated COVID-19 cases in Macomb County, according to the State of Michigan.
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In Tuscola County, there is a 7-day average of 5.3 day-to-day cases and, in Gladwin County, its 2.6 daily cases, according to the Harvard Global Health Institute.
A couple of counties in Michigan are reporting as green areas, which indicates they are on track to consist of the virus. They include Alpena, Arenac, Baraga, Barry, Benzie, Charlevoix, Kalkaska, Luce and Missaukee counties.
This map shows threat level for each county in Michigan as of Aug. 4, 2020, according to the Harvard Global Health Institute ( Photo: Harvard Global Health Institute).
In the Upper Peninsula, Menominee County is noted as an orange area, with a 7-day average of 3.6 everyday cases, the website said. Gogebic County is marked in red and is at a “tipping point” with 39.9 new cases per 100,000 people within a span of 7 days.
The majority of the state stays a yellow location, which suggests that neighborhood spread is occurring. The Harvard Global Health Institute mentions that 1-9 cases are reported per 100,000 individuals.