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Livingston County rated with “high” community risk level of COVID transmission

Livingston County is one of just two counties in Michigan with a community risk level rated as “high” for COVID-19.

With a high risk level, the CDC recommends masking indoors to help prevent the spread of infection.

Over the last week, Livingston County had 626 new reported cases (326.1 for every 100,000 residents), while averaging 89 new confirmed cases per day. However, reported cases do not include all at-home positive tests.

The only other county at “high” risk level is Washtenaw. Meanwhile, while 31 counties across the state are at “medium” risk level and 50 counties are at a “low” risk level.

Statistics released Tuesday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) showed that statewide cases remained relatively stable for the third week in a row in Michigan with 9,687 new reported cases.

In total, 41,185 people in Michigan have died from the virus with 184 deaths reported on Tuesday compared to 165 the week prior.

Michigan currently has an overall vaccination rate (one or more doses) of 69.3%, putting it in the lower half of state vaccination rates.

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