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CDC's Data Tracker Identifies the Level of Community Transmission by County

Thursday August 5, 2021

The updated CDC guidance uses the data for when masks are recommended to be worn indoors by both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals

You can review the CDC's data tracker that identifies the level of community transmission by county in the United States:
View Data-Tracker 

The updated CDC guidance uses the data displayed on this page for when masks are recommended to be worn indoors by both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.  Currently, Branch County is identified as High for community transmission, Hillsdale County is Substantial, and St. Joseph County is Substantial.  Therefore, community transmission in all three counties is at that level where the CDC recommends the use of masks indoors by all individuals.  The local health department recommends that individuals, businesses, and schools follow the recommendations of the CDC.  The map showing transmission risk in Michigan by county looks like this today:

The current slide deck providing data on the pandemic is also available: 
View Slide Deck

Executive summary

Michigan is currently in Moderate Transmission

Percent Positivity (5.8%) is increasing for five weeks (up from 4.1% last week), and Case Rate (49.5 cases/million) have increased for one month (up from 29.5 last week)

Michigan has the 26th lowest number of cases (31st last week), and 7th lowest case rate (8th last week) in the last 7 days (source: CDC COVID Data Tracker)

Percent of inpatient beds occupied by individuals with COVID (1.9%) has increased for three weeks (up from 1.6% last week).

Michigan has the 8th lowest inpatient bed utilization (9th last week), and the 11th lowest adult ICU bed utilization (11th last week) in the country (source: US HHS Protect)

Deaths (0.4 deaths/million) are plateaued (0.3 deaths/million last week). There were 25 COVID deaths between Jul 20 and Jul 26.

Michigan has the T28th lowest number of deaths (T38th last week), and T9th lowest death rate (T18th last week) in the last 7 days (source: CDC COVID Data Tracker)

The 7-day average state testing rate has increased to 1,842.2 tests/million/day. Daily diagnostic tests (PCR) is 13.0K per day, and the weekly average for PCR and antigen tests conducted in Michigan is 25.1K.

9.83 million COVID-19 vaccine doses reported to CDC, 4.89 million people have completed their vaccine series