COVID-19 Cases in Washtenaw County

UPDATED August 7, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

Washtenaw County Health Department will be updating this page daily, Monday - Friday with the most current data available. Probable case counts will be updated on Fridays only. State and local data will also be updated on the Michigan coronavirus website daily, including weekends. 

Please note the information in these charts are provisional and subject to change. Use care interpreting. Numbers for recent weeks may look low for several reasons, including pending test results or delayed symptom onset information. Numbers are updated at the start of the following week. 

Total cases include: Outpatient, Hospitalized, Deceased, and Recovered individuals.

Confirmed cases: Individuals who have been tested and received a laboratory-confirmed positive result.

Probable cases: Individuals that have been directly linked or in close contact to a confirmed case, and have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, but did not have confirmatory testing.

15 confirmed cases were reported in the last 24 hours (as of 8/7 at 11 am) 

Two-week Snapshot (Confirmed cases diagnosed from 7/25 to 8/7, updated weekly)

   
Number of cases 254
% hospitalized 6%
Number of Deaths 1
% Asian 2%
% Black or African American 15%
% White 74%
% Other or Unknown Race 10%
% Hispanic or Latino (all races) 5%
% Reside in congregate living 2%
% Under 30 years 50%
% Over 65 years 11%

Total Confirmed and Probable COVID-19 Cases in Washtenaw County Residents (as of 8/7)

**Recovery for mild to moderate illness is defined as no fever for over 24 hours and improving symptoms and at least 10 days since symptoms started or since the first positive test.
  Total cases Total 
Hospitalizations
% Cases Hospitalized % Cases admitted to ICU Total Deaths  Total
Recovered (% Recovered)**
Laboratory Confirmed Cases 2188 426 19% 5% 112 1874 (86%)
Probable Cases (updated Fridays only) 430 4 1% 0% 3 377 (88%)
Confirmed and Probable Cases 2618 430 16% 4% 115 2251 (86%)

Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Washtenaw County by Age Group (as of 8/7)

Age Group % of cases % of hospitalized % of deaths
0 - 17 years 4% <1% 0%
18 - 24 years 16% 1% 0%
25 - 39 years 22% 7% 0%
40 - 49 years 12% 10% 1%
50 - 59 years 14% 16% 4%
60- 69 years 13% 22% 12%
70 - 79 years 9% 20% 28%
80+ years 9% 24% 56%

Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Washtenaw County by Sex (as of 8/7)

Sex % of cases % of hospitalized % of deaths
Female 54% 50% 45%
Male 46% 50% 55%

Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Washtenaw County by Race (as of 8/7)

Racial or Ethnic Group % of cases % of hospitalized % of deaths % of county population
Am. Indian or Alaska Native <1% 0% 0% 0.4%
Asian 3% 4% 1% 9.7%
Black or African American 29% 40% 30% 12.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pac. Islander <1% <1% 2% 0.1%
White 61% 54% 67% 74.1%
Unknown 6% 2% 0%  
         
Hispanic or Latino (all races) 4% 3% 2% 4.8%

Confirmed and Probable COVID-19 Cases in Washtenaw County Residents by Zip Code (as of 8/7)

Note: Cases within State and Federal correctional institutes are not included in Washtenaw County counts by zip code.
Zip code of Residence Lab-Confirmed
Cases
Probable 
Cases
% of population who 
are confirmed or probable
Confirmed Cases in last two weeks
(as of 8/7)
48103 208 54 0.47% 22
48104 173 51 0.53% 35
48105 134 25 0.44% 16
48108 154 23 0.64% 18
48118 63 12 0.56% 2
48130 63 10 0.46% 8
48137 3 1 0.28%  
48158 20 6 0.35% 2
48160 37 11 0.49% 4
48167 10 0 0.69% 1
48168 5 0 0.35% 1
48169 1 0 0.10% 1
48170 9 5 0.69% 1
48176 144 17 0.69% 16
48178 9 1 0.44%  
48189 46 6 0.69% 5
48190/48191 31 9 0.95% 1
48197 565 102 1.01% 75
48198 497 78 1.44% 44
49236 6 2 1.22% 2
49240 1 0 0.12%  
Unknown 3 16   0
Washtenaw Overall 2188 430 0.71% 254

*Interpretation Notes for Charts and Tables

Information in these charts is provisional and subject to change.

Recovered note: Recovery for mild to moderate illness is defined as no fever for over 24 hours and improving symptoms and at least 10 days since symptoms started or since the first positive test.

Use care interpreting charts and tables. Numbers for recent days and weeks may look low for several reasons, including pending test results or delayed symptom onset information. Numbers are updated at the start of the following week. 

Reports of positive cases to the health department from testing institutions may be delayed by a day or more. Due to this, the current day has been excluded from the New COVID-19 Cases Reported per Day chart.

Most of the cases reported on 3/31/20 were due to a backlog of test results

Washtenaw Count Health Department does contact investigations for with every confirmed and probable case. For a small number of cases, in the event that an individual could not be contacted or could not respond follow-up, symptom onset date is estimated. 

Total cases include: Outpatient, Hospitalized, Deceased, and Recovered individuals.

Confirmed cases: Individuals who have been tested and received a laboratory-confirmed positive result. 

Probable cases: Individuals that have been directly linked or in close contact to a confirmed case, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, but did not have confirmatory testing.

Additional Data

Disparities 

We know viruses do not discriminate based on location, race, ethnicity, or national origin. However, viruses like COVID-19 can highlight health disparities that are deeply rooted in our society. COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting some communities in Washtenaw County, including Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti township zip codes and our county’s African American population. Similar disparities have also been seen in Michigan and elsewhere in the United States. Read more about why these inequities may be present, how the Washtenaw County Health Department is working with communities facing health disparities, and community resources.

People of every race, economic status, and age are at risk for coronavirus and should continue taking every precaution to help slow the spread of illness. We must continue to push for policies that address the inequities that this pandemic has brought to light, including paid time off and access to health insurance. Discrimination and disparities are unjust and put us all at greater risk. Individuals in need of essential resources can view Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development’s list of community services or call 2-1-1.

We have a responsibility to provide data that reflects health inequities so that everyone can take action and have the ability to protect themselves from COVID-19. We continue to work with community partners to address these inequities.

Evidence of Community Spread

There is evidence of community spread locally. We have seen cases with no known contact with confirmed cases of COVID-19 or recent travel. Washtenaw County Health Department continues to work with diagnosed individuals to identify close contacts so they can be notified, quarantined, and alert to the possibility of symptoms.

Because there is evidence of community spread, the Washtenaw County Health Department is no longer naming public low-risk exposure locations. Residents can assume there is a possibility the virus may be present when they are in public places in the community. The Health Department is not announcing evidence of community spread to cause panic, but to reinforce that people should be taking all recommended prevention measures. View community mitigation recommendations and orders and prevention methods.