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Website: Michigan no longer on track to contain COVID-19

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Posted at 2:33 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 14:38:02-04

(WXYZ) — Updated information has led the data aggregation website Covid Act Now to conclude Michigan is no longer on track to contain COVID-19.

Last week the website had only Michigan and New York rated as on track.

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Now, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Connecticut are all rated as on track, while Michigan is rated as having Controlled Disease Growth.

According to data from Covid Act Now, Michigan's infection rate, positive test rate, and ICU headroom used remain low. However, Michigan is no longer believed to have enough contract tracing to help contain COVID.

On average, the site says each Michigander with COVID is infecting 0.74 other people. While each person is infecting less than one other person, the infection rate trend is creeping up towards a rating of medium. This is reflected in the slight increase of cases over the last few days, with Michigan topping 300 cases today for the first time since June 3.

Michigan's positive test rate has also increased to 2%, after bottoming out at 1.1% for several days earlier this month.

Covid Act Now describes itself as a multidisciplinary team of technologists, epidemiologists, health experts, and public policy leaders working to provide disease intelligence and data analysis on COVID in the U.S.

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