After adding over 295,000 additional cases during the last week, the United States currently has over 78.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases. More than 950,000 people have died as a result of COVID-19, the highest death toll of any country.
The number of new cases continues to climb, though at a slower pace. In the previous week, there were an average of 15.4 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 Americans, down from 22.6 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 persons the week before.
Even though COVID-19 has spread to practically every section of the country, large outbreaks continue to occur in cities. Experts agree that the virus is more prone to spread in places like colleges, nursing homes, pubs, and restaurants, where big groups of individuals regularly come into close contact with one another. Cities with a high degree of connectedness between neighborhoods and a huge population may be particularly vulnerable.
Ingham County, Eaton County, Clinton County, and one other county make up the Lansing-East Lansing, MI metro area. In the last week, there were 20.5 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 Lansing residents, which is more than the national average. In the most recent week, the metro area’s average daily case growth was down from the previous week, when there were an average of 26.8 daily new cases per 100,000 Lansing inhabitants.
Coronavirus spread is influenced by several factors and might differ even between nearby counties. COVID-19 in Shiawassee County is growing at the slowest rate in the Lansing-East Lansing metro area. During the preceding week, Shiawassee County had an average of 15.2 new cases per 100,000 population, the lowest among the four counties in Lansing with accessible data.
The rate of case growth in the Lansing metro area differs by county. In the preceding week, there were an average of 32.1 new cases per 100,000 population in Clinton County, the most of any Lansing county and higher than the case growth rate in Shiawassee County.
Shiawassee County has the slowest case growth in the Lansing region, although it does not have the lowest overall case incidence. Shiawassee County had the third-fewest confirmed cases per 100,000 residents as of March 10, with 25,857.5 confirmed cases per 100,000 residents. In comparison, the United States has reported 24,221.8 cases per 100,000 people.
Thousands of consumer-facing companies across the country have closed as a result of the outbreak. As a result of these changes, many people have lost their jobs, and unemployment is at an all-time high. As a result of these changes, many people have lost their jobs, and unemployment is at an all-time high. Unemployment in Shiawassee County peaked at 29.1% in April 2020. The county’s unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in June 2021.
24/7 Wall St. gathered and evaluated data from state and local health officials to determine which county in each metropolitan region had the least COVID-19 growth. In the seven days ending March 10, we ranked counties based on the average number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents. We aggregated data from the county level using U.S. Census Bureau boundary definitions to estimate the incidence of COVID-19 at the metropolitan level.
The population statistics used to update case and death totals are five-year estimates from the United States Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides unemployment data that is not seasonally adjusted.