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This tool can calculate your risk of COVID-19 exposure by event size in every Michigan county

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 14:30:40-05

An interactive tool from Georgia Tech University allows you to calculate your risk of COVID-19 exposure by event size in every Michigan county. You can also search the risk levels across the country.

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The “Covid-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool” has a toggle for referencing the size of your upcoming gathering, and the interactive map provides county-by-county data on the estimated chance (0-100%) that at least 1 COVID-19 positive individual will be in attendance.

For example, the map shows that a gathering of 15 people in Oakland County currently holds a risk factor of 27 percent; Macomb County, 33 percent; and Wayne County, 21 percent. The more people in attendance, of course, the larger the risk grows.

EXPLORE THE INTERACTIVE TOOL HERE

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to surge across Michigan, state officials and health leaders are warning that the second wave is hitting us hard. They continue to urge the community to practice social distancing, mask wearing and proper hand hygiene.

There are 236,225 total COVID-19 cases and 7,811 total deaths in Michigan, the state reported Thursday. That's up 6,940 cases from the day before, a new record for single-day case totals. Additionally, 45 additional deaths were reported Thursday.