DETROIT – St. Clair County is experiencing a rapid and concerning acceleration of COVID-19 positive cases.
As of Monday, Nov. 9 the county is experiencing a record 9.5% positivity rate.
Due to the increase in people infected, the current level of new cases per day in November represents a 144% increase compared to the number of new cases per day reported in October.
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