Since July 1, COVID-19 deaths remain at 28; number of cases for those under 30 rises over 42 percent

For over a month now, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Livingston County has held steady at 28, with 15 of those deaths in patients at long-term care facilities (click here for details).

While the number of deaths has remained constant since July 1, the same can’t be said for the increase in number of COVID-19 cases, which has risen in all age groups, but especially so for residents under 30.

The cases in Livingston County residents under 20 years old, the number of which has risen 42.1 percent — from 38 to 54 — since the beginning of July, and the number of cases in residents between the ages of 20 and 30, which has risen 42.3 percent — from 78 to 111 — thus far this month.

There are currently 76,541 COVID-19 cases in Michigan, and 724 in Livingston County.

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