Genesee County, MI—COVID cases in Genesee County have doubled since last week, according to a recent report by the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions.

The county saw approximately 61 cases, with 18 coming from Flint, according to the report.

The last time COVID numbers broke 60 cases occurred the week of May 23, FCHES said.

Testing positivity rate also increased from 1.8% to 3%. This is the fourth consecutive week cases have increased for the county.

Courtesy of the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions

At present, 22.8% of Genesee County youth ages 12-15 have received their first dose of the vaccine, while 18.7% are fully vaccinated. Vaccination rates for this age group increased less than 1% since the previous week.

Vaccination numbers among residents over the age of 16 have also increased by less than one percent. Approximately 53% have received their first dose, while 44% are fully vaccinated.

For more information, call the Genesee County Health Department’s COVID-19 hotline at 810-344-4800.

Carmen Nesbitt is a journalist with diverse experience in news reporting and feature writing. She wrote for Hour Detroit and SEEN Magazine before joining the Flint Beat news team as an education and public...

2 replies on “COVID cases double in Flint area”

  1. Why are Covid cases increasing?? Why don’t people get vaccinated?? I got mine in June. No need for cases to increase. This can be prevented. Hospitals are overwhelmed and some health care workers can’t take it no more. They are seeking better careers! You can’t take chances with this. Not worth the risk! I suffered no side effects from my vaccine except for a bruise for 2 weeks. I still feel super.

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