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This is the County in the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area With the Least COVID-19

24/7 Wall St. logo 24/7 Wall St. 6/18/2021 Samuel Stebbins

a man and a dog in a kitchen preparing food © Provided by 24/7 Wall St. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the United States. To date, 33,151,678 Americans have been infected with the virus -- and 594,888 have died as a result. On a per capita basis, the U.S. has one of the highest known infections rates in the world.

In the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metropolitan area, located in Michigan, a total of 428,145 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 9,917 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area -- in line with the national rate of 10,133 cases per 100,000 people.

Though per capita cases of COVID-19 are closely in line with the national per capita infection rate in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, there are still parts of the metro area where the per capita infection rate is relatively low.

The broader Detroit metro area comprises six counties or county equivalents -- and of them, Livingston County in Michigan has the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 16,711 infections in Livingston County, or 8,866 for every 100,000 people.

Not only does Livingston County have the lowest per capita infection rate in the Detroit metro area, it also has a relatively low per capita fatality rate.

There have been a total of 102 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in Livingston County, below the 251 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of June 16, 2021.

These are all the counties in Michigan where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it's still getting worse).

Rank Geography COVID cases per 100,000 people Total cases Deaths per 100,000 people Total deaths
1 Livingston County, MI 8,866 16,711 102 192
2 Wayne County, MI 9,384 165,293 290 5,113
3 Oakland County, MI 9,469 118,439 193 2,419
4 Lapeer County, MI 10,457 9,223 231 204
5 Macomb County, MI 11,515 100,029 285 2,473
6 St. Clair County, MI 11,563 18,450 280 446


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