Michigan lists 110 new coronavirus outbreaks and 283 ongoing clusters in October 19 report

Michigan health officials reported 110 new clusters of coronavirus from last week to accompany 283 ongoing clusters, according to data released Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Long-term care facilities and K-12 schools were among the main settings for new outbreaks, each with 25 new groups, followed by social gatherings (11) and offices (10).

Of the 393 outbreaks actively monitored to date, 93 are in long-term care facilities, 84 in K-12 schools, 36 in colleges and universities, 31 at social gatherings, and 26 in manufacturing and construction establishments.

The clusters monitored by the local health services are included in the online epidemic tracker, which is updated weekly on Monday. The Monday October 19 update included information collected for the seven days ending Thursday October 15.

An outbreak is generally defined as an instance in which two or more cases are linked by location and time, indicating shared exposure outside of a household. Other than K-12 schools and colleges, the MDHHS does not identify specific locations or the number of coronavirus cases.

However, the state lists the information by the eight health district regions of the state. (Note that these regions have different numbers than the MI Safe Start plan.)

By region, the distribution of clusters:

  • Region 1 (Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, and Shiawassee counties): 50 clusters, with 10 outbreaks in K-12 schools, eight college outbreaks, and eight long-term care.
  • Region 2N (Macomb, Oakland and St. Clair counties): 73 clusters, including 24 in long-term care facilities, 11 related to health care facilities and 9 related to K-12 schools.
  • Region 2S (Cities of Detroit and Monroe, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties): 40 clusters, including 13 in long-term care facilities and 11 in K-12 schools.
  • Region 3 (Saginaw, Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw, Arenac, Gladwin, Midland, Bay, Genesee, Tuscola, Lapeer, Sanilac and Huron counties): 50 clusters, including 14 in long-term care facilities and 11 in schools K-12.
  • Region 5 (Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Branch, St. Joseph, Cass, Berrien, Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties): 36 clusters, including 11 in long-term care facilities, 8 in K-13 schools and 5 in religious services.
  • Region 6 (Clare, Ionia, Isabella, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola and Ottawa counties): 82 clusters, including 25 in schools from Kindergarten to 12th long duration.
  • Region 7 (counties of Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Roscommon, Benzie, Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Crawford, Oscoda, Antrim, Otsego, Montmorency, Alpena, Presque Ilse, Cheboygan, Emmet and Charlevoix): 11 clusters, including three in length – long-term care facilities.
  • Region 8 (Upper Peninsula): 51 clusters, including 12 from social gatherings, 10 from K-12 schools, 9 from long-term care facilities, and 5 from college communities.

By category, the households total:

  • 120 (27 new and 93 ongoing) were linked to K-12 schools or college communities. Of these, 84 clusters were associated with K-12 schools, while the remainder belonged to colleges.
  • 93 (25 new and 68 ongoing) were in long-term care facilities, which include skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities, adult daycares and group homes.
  • 31 clusters (11 new and 20 ongoing) related to private social gatherings, such as a wedding, funeral or party.
  • 26 clusters (eight new and 18 ongoing) were linked to manufacturing or construction sites.
  • 24 clusters (three new and 21 ongoing) were in health care centers, which would include hospitals, doctor’s and dental offices, dialysis centers and other facilities providing health services.
  • 22 clusters were linked to bars or restaurants. Seven of the clusters involved customers as well as employees.
  • 16 clusters (10 new and 6 ongoing) occurred in offices.
  • 18 groups (six new and 12 ongoing) were associated with religious services.
  • Eight clusters occurred in daycares or non-school youth programs.
  • Seven clusters involved retail businesses. No client has been identified as a case.
  • Six clusters (two new and four ongoing) in migrant camps or other agricultural workplaces, such as food processing factories.
  • One group was related to personal services, such as a hair and / or nail salon.

Outbreaks will be removed from the database if there are no additional cases in a 14-day period, MDHHS officials said.

State officials note that the graph does not provide a full picture of outbreaks in Michigan, and that an absence of an outbreak identified in a particular setting does not prove that the setting is not experiencing outbreaks.

For more statewide data, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page, here. To find a testing site near you, visit the state online test search, here, email [email protected] or call 888-535-6136 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

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