Michigan Is One Of Three States On Track To Contain Covid-19
Michigan, New York and New Jersey are projected to contain the coronavirus.
The findings released by Covid Act Now are very positive for Michigan. But what exactly is Covid Act Now? According to their website,
Guided by common values, Covid Act Now is a multidisciplinary team of technologists, epidemiologists, health experts, and public policy leaders working to provide disease intelligence and data analysis on COVID in the U.S.
Before we do a deep dive on Michigan, let's take a look around the nation. As mentioned above, there are only 3 states that are "on track to contain Covid-19." Those are Michigan, New York and New Jersey. It's worth noting, these three states had the worst rapid spread of the virus than any other states in April. Right now, we see four states are categorized as "Active or imminent outbreak." Those states are Arizona, Missouri, Alabama and Georgia. All 4 of the states that are experiencing high positive test rates along with too little contact tracing are states that opened earlier than recommended. Other states that opened too early like Florida and Tennessee fall under the "At risk" category.
Now, back to the Mitten State. The numbers below from Covid Act Now that are updated daily indicate pretty good news for us.
Before we get out the Champaign and have a mask burning party. It's important to point out that we do have high risk areas with in the state of Michigan as you can see below. Most of the counties that are show below in red, meaning critical risk level, are due to hospital overload. Clinton and Shiawassee are the only counties with an infection rate that is considered high risk.
You can see a county by county break down with an interactive map by clicking here.
If we continue to follow CDC guidelines we may see the end of this nightmare sooner than later in the state of Michigan. Get more on those guidelines and stay up to date on the daily numbers by clicking here.