The 10 Michigan Counties With Highest COVID-19 Cases Per Million
Right now Michigan is in the middle of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and some counties are getting hit much harder than others.
One of the many statistics that can be used to determine the extent of COVID-19 outbreaks in different Michigan counties is the number of cases per million people. This statistic is a good indicator of how widespread an outbreak is in a certain community. The list below ranks Michigan counties by the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases per million people.
Dickinson CountyCases per million: 55,526
Confirmed cases: 1,453 | Confirmed deaths: 28
Dickinson County is a sparsely populated county of a little over 26,000 people in the Upper Peninsula.
Delta CountyCases per million: 55,383
Confirmed cases: 2,053 | Confirmed deaths: 47
Delta County is located in the Upper Peninsula right on Big Bay De Noc and is home to 37,069 Michiganders.
Iron CountyCases per million: 53,990
Confirmed cases: 638 | Confirmed deaths: 28
Iron County is one of the least populated counties in the state with only 11,817 residents. Iron County is located in the Upper Peninsula along the Wisconsin border.
Menominee CountyCases per million: 44,779
Confirmed cases: 1,076 | Confirmed deaths: 12
Menominee County is another county in the Upper Peninsula that borders both Wisconsin and Green Bay. The county is home to a little more than 24,000.
Kent CountyCases per million: 44,613
Confirmed cases: 26,885 | Confirmed deaths: 287
Kent County is home to Grand Rapids, which is the second largest city in Michigan. Kent County is also the 4th more populated county in the state with over 600,000 residents.
Ottawa CountyCases per million: 42,521
Confirmed cases: 11,217 | Confirmed deaths: 116
Ottawa County is the most populated lakeshore county in the state and the 8th most populated county overall. Ottawa County is home to 263,801 people.
Branch CountyCases per million: 38,830
Confirmed cases: 1,757 | Confirmed deaths: 24
Branch County is a small county of about 45,000 residents located along the border between Michigan and Indiana.
Oceana CountyCases per million: 37,373
Confirmed cases: 993 | Confirmed deaths: 13
Oceana County is another lakeshore community along Lake Michigan. It is home to 26,570 Michiganders.
Macomb CountyCases per million: 36,053
Confirmed cases: 30,320 | Confirmed deaths: 1,161
Macomb County is located in the Detroit metropolitan area and is the 3rd most populous county in the state with over 840,000 residents.
Muskegon CountyCases per million: 35,502
Confirmed cases: 6,113 | Confirmed deaths: 145
Muskegon County is another West Michigan county along the lakeshore and it is home to 172,188 people.