Interactive map shows COVID risk by event size in every Michigan county

One of the biggest challenges in containing COVID-19 is trying to limit gatherings – and a new interactive tool shows just how risky that could be.

Georgia Tech researchers have released a “COVID-19 Risk Assessment Planning Tool,” a peer-reviewed resource that tells you the risk of being around someone with COVID-19, based on the size of the event, in every US county, in real time.

According to the data, as of November 13, in an event with 10 people, the risk of one person having COVID-19 is 19% in Wayne County, 30% in Macomb County and 24% in the Oakland County.

If this event is with 25 people, the risk increases to 41% in Wayne County, 59% in Macomb County, and 37% in Oakland County.

In an event with 100 people, risk levels in almost every county in Michigan exceed 80%, including some at 99%, such as Kent and Calhoun counties.

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You can check out the map tool here.

The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Michigan rose to 236,225 on Thursday, including 7,811 deaths, state officials report.

Thursday’s update marks a single-day record of 6,940 new cases and 45 new deaths.

New COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise in Michigan. Testing has increased in recent weeks, with more than 45,000 diagnostic tests reported per day, but the positivity rate has risen to more than 11% in the past week. Hospitalizations have risen steadily over the past five weeks, including increases in intensive care and ventilator use.

Michigan’s 7-day rolling average for daily cases was 5,313 on Wednesday, the highest on record. The 7-day average death toll was 46, the highest since early June. The state’s death rate is 3.4%. The state is also reporting “active cases,” which were listed at 92,600 on Wednesday, its highest mark on record. More than 128,000 have recovered in Michigan.

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