Special Report

These are the Counties in the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area With the Most COVID-19

Though vaccine distribution is well underway across the United States, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 34,256,300 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day.

In the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metropolitan area, located in Michigan, a total of 432,369 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 10,015 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — in line with the national rate of 10,471 cases per 100,000 people.

Even though COVID-19 infections per capita are in line with the national average across Detroit-Warren-Dearborn , there are parts of the metro area where this is not the case.

The broader Detroit metro area comprises six counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities — and of them, St. Clair County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 18,553 infections in St. Clair County, or 11,627 for every 100,000 people.

Not only does St. Clair County have the most COVID-19 infections per capita in the Detroit area, it also has more deaths attributable to the virus per capita than the metro area as a whole. There have been a total of 284 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in St. Clair County, compared to 255 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of July 28, 2021.

These are all the counties in Michigan where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

Rank Geography COVID cases per 100,000 people Total cases Deaths per 100,000 people Total deaths
1 St. Clair County, MI 11,627 18,553 284 453
2 Macomb County, MI 11,598 100,750 288 2,502
3 Lapeer County, MI 10,519 9,278 234 206
4 Oakland County, MI 9,567 119,667 197 2,470
5 Wayne County, MI 9,495 167,250 295 5,199
6 Livingston County, MI 8,951 16,871 105 197