A report released by the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team shows that the actions Governor Gretchen Whitmer took to protect Michigan families from the spread of COVID-19 have significantly lowered the number of cases and deaths that would have occurred had the state done nothing. That and more in the Wayne County Report for September 23, 2020.
As the governor announced the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and other measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, the rate of infection fell.
The data shows that before public health measures were put in place, the average Michigander spread the virus to three other people. As measures were implemented and adherence grew, Michigan’s infection rate decreased to 2.5 people, then 1.25, then 0.8.
Throughout April, a person with COVID-19 infected an average of less than one other person, allowing the curve to fall. Additionally, the data shows that very few states dropped their infection rate as low for as long as Michigan.
According to countywide health data for September 22, 2020, Taylor recorded five new cases of the virus, upping the overall count to 1,024 this year. There were no new deaths; that total stands at 78.
NOTE: Below are weekend COVID-19 testing and flu shots scheduled in the City this weekend.