Teens in 3 Michigan counties hit by COVID-19 outbreak — and parties may be to blame – Detroit Free Press

Livingston County: Virus cases in this age group increased from three during late June to mid-July to 19 from mid-July to early August.

Lots of the cases in Oakland and Livingston counties are likely connected to trainees in South Lyon Community Schools, which straddles both counties.

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When comparing the number of positive COVID-19 cases in this age group from late June to mid-July and mid-July to early August, the spike was noticed.
The numbers break down like this, officials say:.

More than 100 teenagers in 3 southeast Michigan counties have checked favorable for the coronavirus since mid-July with a few of the cases reported after going to a minimum of a half-dozen large indoor and outside gatherings, consisting of graduation celebrations and prom-like events, health officials said Tuesday.
The steep spike in favorable COVID-19 cases has actually hit those in the 15- to 19-year-old age range in Oakland, Livingston and Genesee counties, in specific the South Lyon and Fenton locations, authorities from the three counties stated in a news release.
” We require parents and young people in our neighborhood to acknowledge the risk they require to their own health which of their friends and family when attending gatherings without taking preventative measures,” said Leigh-Anne Stafford, Oakland County health officer. “We can work together across our communities to consist of the spread and I advise parents to be knowledgeable about activities your kids go to.”
Authorities said there has a been a lack of cooperation in agreement tracing to get a better deal with on the infection spread.

Many of the cases in Oakland and Livingston counties are likely tied to students in South Lyon Community Schools, which straddles both counties. There were reports of an unofficial “senior prom,” put on by a parent or parents, being held July 23. A July 23 post on the South Lyon Varsity Pompon Facebook pageshows a picture of 8 girls wearing official gowns posturing together arm in arm with the title “Prom !!”.

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South Lyon Community Schools covers an area of about 83 square miles, with an approximated population base of about 45,500, according to the districts site. It specifies that the district includes areas of Oakland, Washtenaw and Livingston counties, consisting of 8 communities, South Lyon, Lyon Township, Novi, Wixom, Milford Township, Northfield Township, Salem Township and Green Oak Township.
It has two high schools.
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The Oakland County Health Department COVID-19 control panel since Monday reveals the 48178 ZIP code in Oakland County, which is the South Lyon location, has actually had 147 cases and 10 deaths since the pandemic began. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer revealed the states very first cases March 10. That exact same area has actually had 59 favorable cases within the last 30 days, according to the dashboard.
In Livingston County, the 48178 ZIP code has 44 validated and 11 likely cases, according to that countys dashboard.

The 48165 ZIP code, which covers part of Lyon Township, has had 38 cases and one death since the virus started, according to the Oakland County control panel. It states there have been 16 recent cases, or favorable cases within the last 30 days, which is half of the overall cases for that ZIP code because the pandemic began.
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Oakland County: COVID-19 cases in this age variety in the South Lyon area increased from 3 cases during late June to mid-July to 42 from mid-July to early August.

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Genesee County: Coronavirus cases in this age variety increased from 19 during late June to mid-July to 94 from mid-July to early August.