COVID-19 Cases Drop 27% In Oakland County; New Vaccine Clinic

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PONTIAC, MI — New confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oakland County dropped 27 percent to about 23,900 from Jan. 10-23, which is 9,000 fewer cases from the previous week's report, according to the Oakland County Health Division.

In addition, the seven day COVID-19 test positivity rate also decreased to 31 percent, county health officials said.

However, even with the decrease in new confirmed COVID-19 cases, county health officials warned that the transmissibility of COVID-19 remains significantly higher than all previous surges. Oakland County's seven-day confirmed case average was 1,700 new cases per day as of Monday.

County health officials said more than 900,000 Oakland County residents have received at least their first-dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 391,622 county residents have received their third or booster shot.

However, 288,000 county residents remain unvaccinated, with a little more than 100,000 being between the ages of five and 19 years old, according to county health officials.

Oakland County also another school-based COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Donelson Hills Elementary School in Waterford will host an Oakland County Health Division school-based COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Pediatric, first, second, third, and booster doses will be available. To schedule an appointment, go to www.OaklandCountyVaccine.com or contact the Nurse on Call at 800-848-5533.

This article originally appeared on the Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch

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