This is the County in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metro Area With the Least COVID-19

With the continued rise in the delta variant, COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States. To date, 42,434,301 Americans have contracted the virus – and 679,273 have died from it. On a per capita basis, the US has one of the highest known infection rates in the world.

A total of 134,169 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Greater Grand Rapids-Wyoming area of ​​Michigan to date. When adjusted for the population, there were 12,773 reported infections per 100,000 people in the region – in line with the national rate of 12,970 cases per 100,000 people.

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Although per capita cases of COVID-19 closely match the national per capita infection rate in Grand Rapids-Wyoming, there are still parts of the metropolitan area where the per capita infection rate is relatively low.


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The greater Grand Rapids area has four counties or county equivalents – and of them, Montcalm County, Michigan has the fewest per capita COVID-19 cases. To date, there have been a total of 7,007 infections, or 11,085 for every 100,000 people in Montcalm County.

Although Montcalm County has the lowest per capita infection rate in the Grand Rapids area, the per capita death rate is disproportionately high.

There were a total of 191 coronavirus-related deaths per 100,000 people in Montcalm County, more than the 151 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 in the entire Greater Grand Rapids-Wyoming area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story is as of September 27, 2021.

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

rank geography COVID cases per 100,000 population Total cases Deaths per 100,000 population Total number of deaths
1 Montcalm County, Michigan 11,085 7.007 191 121
2 Barry County, Michigan 11,464 6,885 127 76
3 Kent County, Michigan 12,925 83.125 143 921
4th Ottawa County, Michigan 13,080 37,152 164 467

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