LANSING, Mich. – The state’s website was incorrect and the Detroit Region has not been moved into the “high risk” category for spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19), according to officials.
“Detroit is NOT at a high risk level,” the state told ClickOnDetroit via email. “This is our fault; the information on the website is wrong and we are fixing it.”
The region is at or near 40 cases per million population on a seven-day average for more than a week. Cases have been spiking statewide since the beginning of the month.
State officials upgraded the Detroit Region to “medium-high risk” July 8 when new cases were beginning to trend upward.
The online map showed Detroit was in the “high risk” category as of Friday (see the screenshot above).
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