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About a half-dozen counties in Michigan remain at a high risk for Covid-19

WCMU Public Radio

Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals a high risk of COVID infections in seven counties, including Macomb and St. Clair.

In those areas, CDC guidelines call for wearing a mask indoors.

Twice as many counties were rated a high risk the week before.

Wayne, Oakland, and Washtenaw counties now carry a medium risk of COVID spread.

Overall in Michigan, new probable and confirmed cases of COVID dropped more than 10 % to between two thousand and 2,500 a day.

But an analysis by the New York Times finds Michigan still ranks in the top ten of all states in the number of new COVID cases and deaths from the coronavirus per capita.

Quinn Klinefelter is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, anchoring midday newscasts and preparing reports for WDET, NPR and the BBC. Klinefelter joined WDET in 1998 after earning a M.A. from the nation’s top-ranked journalism school, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and working as a sports correspondent for BBC Radio 4 and as a talk show host, anchor and reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio.