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City of Detroit says COVID-19 transmission is considered high


The City of Detroit says its COVID-19 transmission is now considered high by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The agency recommends that residents in high transmission areas like Detroit wear masks at all public indoor settings, even if they’re vaccinated.

44 percent of Detroiters age 12 and up have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Detroit officials say the Delta variant accounts for nearly every new case in the city.

It’s considered to be twice as contagious as the original COVID strain.

Laura Herberg is a reporter for 101.9 WDET, telling stories about people inhabiting the Detroit region and the issues that affect us here. She won a Regional Murrow Award for best Hard News story (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio) in 2020 and she was named the Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter for radio broadcasting in 2020, 2018 and 2017. In 2012, she was awarded a SoundCloud Fellowship for her project, “Listen to Detroit.” She also is the creator of Complete Me, a podcast with only three episodes about how she has trouble completing tasks.