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Here’s how coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are trending in all 8 of Michigan’s regions

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun says Detroit Region still has highest case rates

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a news conference Aug. 19, 2020.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a news conference Aug. 19, 2020. (WDIV)

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s top medical official revealed how all eight of the state’s geographical regions are trending in terms of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases during Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Wednesday briefing.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun broke down how each region is trending in terms of the number of COVID-19 cases per million people per day. Her numbers are as of the end of last week, she said.

The Detroit Region has the highest case rate at 61 cases per million people per day, according to Khaldun. She said that case rate is largely driven by counties outside the city of Detroit.

The Saginaw Region is the second highest at 54 cases per million people per day. This region has seen a slight increase in case rate over the past week, Khaldun said.

Despite seeing a decline over the past two weeks, the Kalamazoo Region has the third-highest case rate, at 50 cases per million people per day, she said.

The Upper Peninsula is at 47 cases per million people per day -- a slight decrease over the past week, Khaldun said.

The Grand Rapids Region has seen a slight decrease over the past two weeks and was at 34 cases per million people per day at the end of last week, she said.

Khaldun lumped the Traverse City, Jackson and Lansing regions together, saying they’re all between 20-30 cases per million people per day. The Jackson and Lansing regions have seen recent decreases, while the Traverse City Region has seen a slight increase, she said.

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