YPSILANTI, Mich. – Between Thursday and Friday, Washtenaw County reported 1,403 COVID-19 cases—the largest number the county has seen within 24 hours since the beginning of the ongoing pandemic.
“This is the highest case count we’ve ever had (by a huge margin),” Washtenaw County Health Department said on Twitter.
Currently, cases of the coronavirus among county residents ages 12 and older and weekly positivity rates are trending in the wrong direction, according to the Health Department’s weekly report.
“Case numbers are *incredibly* high, but we’re thankful for our county’s high vaccination rates. Our hospitalization rates are high, but they haven’t increased at the same level as cases,” officials said.
Whether or not the high number of cases has led to serious illnesses is yet to be determined but should be known within the next few weeks, according to WCHD.
Residents are encouraged to follow preventive measures in order to keep themselves safe including:
- Wearing a well-fitting mask with multiple layers in indoor public spaces such as surgical masks, KN95, and N95 masks, which offer more protection than cloth masks
- Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and receiving the booster dose when eligible
- Limit gathering
- Avoiding others when sick
Community members in need of COVID-19 testing have access to several testing sites around the county, which can be found using this list from the Health Department.
Find COVID-19 resources at www.washtenaw.org/3095/COVID-19