(WXYZ) — The state of Michigan will now be posting information on weekly outbreaks of COVID-19.
During the week of Aug. 20, 70 new outbreaks were identified in the state of Michigan.
The outbreaks are being reported by region; Region 2N includes Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties while Region 2S includes Monroe, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties.
Both regions have a total of 17 outbreaks, stemming from restaurants, child care/youth programs and long-term care facilities.
Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said the Detroit region still has the highest case rate at 69 cases per million people per day, although the rate has seen decreases over the last week.
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