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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. 7/28/2021 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, 34,092,714 Americans have been infected with the virus -- and 604,940 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 431,549 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 9,996 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area -- in line with the national rate of 10,421 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 16,836 infections in Livingston County, or 8,932 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 105 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in Livingston County, below the 255 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 July 23, 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 8,932 16,836 105 197
2 Wayne County, MI 9,478 166,949 295 5,194
3 Oakland County, MI 9,544 119,379 197 2,467
4 Lapeer County, MI 10,508 9,268 234 206
5 Macomb County, MI 11,578 100,576 288 2,502
6 St. Clair County, MI 11,620 18,541 283 451


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