MI CReSS Data Reports
Michigan COVID-19 Recovery Surveillance Study Data Report 8: Geographic Differences
in Access to Care, Recovery, and the Social Impact of COVID-19 in Michigan - August
- All findings are representative of adults with PCR-confirmed COVID-19 in Michigan.
- Detroit had the highest proportion of adults who did not have private health insurance,
and who delayed COVID-19 care due to cost or other barriers.
- Region 7 (Northern Michigan) had the highest proportion of adults who sought care
at an emergency room.
- Detroit had the highest proportion of adults with severe disease (measured by self-reported
symptom severity or hospitalization), while Region 5 (Southwest Region) had the highest
proportion of adults with long COVID (defined as persistent symptoms 90+ days after
COVID-19 onset). Washtenaw County had the lowest proportion reporting severe disease
or long COVID.
- COVID-related stigma was common in Michigan, with at least one in four adults in every
region reporting stigma due to their COVID-19 diagnosis.
- In Detroit, one in three adults reported being unable to pay important bills since
the start of the pandemic, while nearly 60% reported job loss or reduced work hours.
- In Detroit and Macomb County, nearly one in four employed adults who worked in person
lacked regular access to personal protective equipment at work.
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