“We’ve launched a new source of information to give our residents a more real time view of the virus in their community,” County Executive David Coulter said. “Transparency and reliance on science and health is key to all phases of combatting a novel virus. As I said when we first released a zip code map, the virus does not respect community boundaries so everyone, everywhere must continue to follow safety protocols. As we reopen safely what slowed COVID-19 now keeps us safe: facial coverings, social distancing and testing.”
The public will be able to view the number of recent coronavirus cases by zip code and compare them to the overall total cases map. Both maps are updated daily. The total cases map will continue to provide an overall picture of how zip codes in the county have been impacted by COVID-19 from the beginning of the pandemic.
Adjustments were also made to our dashboard data to more accurately reflect the date a case is initially referred to Oakland County Health Division. This will eliminate potential lag times between laboratory reporting and information transfers to the state reporting system. This correction does not change the total number of cases or deaths to date in Oakland County and will better reflect the date of diagnosis instead of the date the result was reported in the state reporting system.
For more information on COVID-19, visit www.oakgov.com/covid. Call Nurse on Call at 800-848-5533, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with health-related questions. For all other COVID-19 questions, contact the COVID-19 Help Hotline at 248-858-1000 firstname.lastname@example.org. For up-to-date public health information, follow @publichealthOC on Facebook and Twitter.
For media inquiries only please contact Bill Mullan, Oakland County media and communications officer, at 248-858-1048.