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NowKalamazoo original story “This is our second wave”

And it’s bigger than the first, Kalamazoo County’s epidemiologist says. But we can still turn it around.

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two healthcare workers in protective gear working on a COVID-19 patient

December 1, 2020

State COVID deaths have been rising dramatically in recent weeks, just as new COVID case numbers rose in October and November.

a woman takes the temperature of a small girl in a face mask

December 1, 2020

The total number of school-related infections has risen slightly two weeks after the state ordered most classes online.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County over seven weeks

December 1, 2020

COVID deaths continue rising. Hospitalizations are up. Kalamazoo County reports average of 149 new cases per day since Thanksgiving.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

November 30, 2020

The governor wants $100M in COVID relief from state lawmakers as well as other measures to address the pandemic.

a medical worker administers a COVID-19 test

November 30, 2020

The state’s health department is scrambling to get homes for the elderly and other adult care facilities up to speed with COVID testing requirements.

November 30, 2020

State sees 8K-plus new cases for three days in a row. No new numbers from Kalamazoo due to holidays. Hospitalizations rising again.

a street in Kalamazoo with Christmas lights

November 30, 2020

Many holiday activities have been put on hold due to COVID, but there are still things to do to get into the spirit.

the front entryway of Bells Eccentric Cafe

November 26, 2020

COVID orders mean bars can’t serve people indoors. How are they complying?

a Michigan State Police cruiser

November 26, 2020

Despite rules limiting gatherings, police expect there will be many violations during the Thanksgiving holiday.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County over seven weeks

November 26, 2020

Hospitalizations decline for the first time in a month. Death rate still rising. WMU reports new infections.