Kent County and Localized Data and information (as of June 12)
While the daily number of new COVID-19 cases in Kent County is declining, Kent County does not have a prolonged flattening of the curve like many counties on the east side of the state.
The western side of the state lags the eastern side. The growth curve of cases in Oakland county (above) began flattening some time ago. In Oakland county, there have been about 8,500 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The most recent 25% of such cases occurred over the last seven weeks, since April 22.
Kent county’s growth curve (above) is different. It does not have prolonged flattening. The most recent 25% of confirmed cases came in the last three weeks. Also, locally, we are experiencing a rise in the number of related hospitalizations.
Kent county’s growth curve for COVID-19-related deaths has also not flattened for a prolonged period of time. The most recent 25% of deaths came in just the last two weeks.
Dr. Adam London, Director, Kent County Health Department discusses golf balls, beach balls, and the effectiveness of masks
Links to the research from the peer-reviewed journals that Dr. London references in the video: