Positive county COVID-19 tests break the 3,500 mark; cases up a whopping 132% since Oct. 1

Well, that didn’t take long.

We posted four days ago, on Friday, Nov. 13, that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Livingston County had topped 3,100.

Here we are, four days later, and we’ve crashed through the 3,500 level. Today, according to both the Livingston County and State of Michigan health department websites, Livingston County has 3,508 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

And there’s been yet another death, bringing Livingston County’s total to 37. As of Nov. 17, 2020, there are 10 COVID-19 patients hospitalized at St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital in Howell, with two additional patients under investigation; these numbers fluctuate frequently.

Since Oct. 1, the number of cases in Livingston County has skyrocketed 132%, from 1,514 to 3,508 today. Oct. 1 is also the date the Michigan Supreme Court ruled against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders surrounding COVID-19.

The number of COVID-19 tests administered in Livingston County is heading toward the 100,000 mark, clocking in at 97,805 today. One of those positive tests belongs to state Rep. Ann Bollin, R-Brighton, as was first reported by Lansing media outlets.

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  1. Thank you for continuing to report on this pandemic. It would be so easy to give in to the pressure to ignore the increase in cases and the deaths.

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