For the first time in three weeks, Livingston County is no longer among those counties in Michigan with high COVID transmission levels.
According to the most recent CDC estimates, ten of the state’s 83 counties have high community levels of COVID, down from 14 a week ago. Residents in those counties, including Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, are advised to mask up when indoors.
However, as of Thursday, the CDC says Livingston County is in the Medium community level after being among those counties with high transmission levels the two previous weeks.
On April 28, the transmission level in the county was listed as Low.
Statewide, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Michigan have declined after several weeks of increases. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS), the state added 19,535 cases and 50 deaths from COVID over the previous seven days, the second straight week of declines following six weeks of increases.
It’s also well below the 2022 peak in early January when there were approximately 20,000 cases per day. The positivity rate also declined, down to 14.7% from 15.2% a week ago, although health officials say the goal has been to keep that rate at 3% or less.