Livingston County has the most COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in Mid-Michigan


Lansing, Mich. (WLNS) — In the WLNS TV-6 Mid-Michigan market area, Livingston County has the most COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people.

WLNS TV-6 considers its direct market area to cover the following Mid-Michigan counties: Ingham, Livingston, Jackson, Clinton, Eaton, Hillsdale and Shiawasse. Livingston County has a total of 16 COVID-19 cases with one death. Livingston County is Michigan’s 11th most populous county in the state with a total population of 188,482, per Michigan census data from 2018.

The first presumptive positive COVID-19 case in Livingston County was reported by the Livingston County Health Department March 18 for a woman in Howell. She had no history of travel.

Livingston County’s case count is followed by:

  • Ingham County – 18 cases, 0 deaths
  • Jackson County- 12 cases, 0 deaths
  • Clinton County- 6 cases, 0 deaths
  • Eaton County – 3 cases, 0 deaths
  • Hillsdale County – 2 cases, 0 deaths
  • Shiawasse County – 1 case, 0 deaths

For every 100,000 people, there are 6.2 cases of COVID-19 in Ingham County. Ingham County is the seventh most populous county in the state of Michigan following Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Kent, Genesee and Washtenaw.

Ingham County suspended all operations on Monday March 16 in order to contain the spread of coronavirus. Even though the operations were suspended, the Prosecutor’s Office has remained open for essential functions including felony preliminary exams or matters specifically pertaining to in-custody defendants.

Mildly ill people are encouraged to stay home and contact their healthcare provider by phone for guidance.

Testing is determined based on risk assessment. LCHD continues to urge residents to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

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