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Michigan identified 62 new COVID outbreaks last week, including 37 associated with long-term care facilities and 23 linked to schools or child care programs.

Reported outbreaks declined about 15% compared to the week prior, and nearly 50% over the last two weeks. Potential factors contributing to that trend include a decline in community transmission and the number of schools entering summer vacation.

The state health department is also tracking 425 ongoing outbreaks noted in previous weekly reports, bringing the total active outbreaks as of Tuesday, June 14, to 487. Most of those outbreaks are linked to long-term care facilities and schools.

Coronavirus outbreaks are defined by the state health department as three or more cases with a link by place and time indicating a shared exposure outside of a household. Schools can have a number of students and staff tested positive for COVID and not have an outbreak to report if those individuals aren’t epidemiologically linked.

The latest school outbreaks spread across five counties and involved 64 students and staff. New outbreaks were reported in Kent, Monroe, Tuscola, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Among the largest new outbreaks were:

  • Academy of the Americas in Detroit, where 12 students tested positive;
  • Manor Elementary in Monroe, where 10 students got sick;
  • Charles R. Drew Transition Center in Detroit, where six students and staff were infected;
  • Cook S.T.E.M. Academy in Detroit, where there were two outbreaks reported, totaling 10 infected students and staff;
  • Edison Elementary in Detroit, where five students and staff tested positive;
  • Henderson Academy in Detroit, where four students were infected.

Below is an online database that allows readers to search outbreak data by school name or by city or county. The number of those infected is a cumulative total since the original outbreak. (Note: Washtenaw County only reports cumulative totals for the past 28 days.)

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Below is an interactive map showing both new and ongoing outbreaks listed in Tuesday’s report. You can put your cursor over a dot to see the underlying data. Larger dots represent new outbreaks, while smaller dots are ongoing.

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Outbreak data for K-12 schools includes only cases of people or staff members infected at school or at school-related functions. Those who caught the virus outside of school are not included.

The state’s weekly outbreak reports no longer include data for manufacturing and construction sites, retail, bars and restaurants, universities and colleges, social gatherings, office settings, migrant camps, indoor and outdoor community events, personal services and religious services.

For more statewide data, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page, here.

If you have any COVID-19 questions that you’d like answered, please submit them to covidquestions@mlive.com to be considered for future MLive reporting.

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