COVID-19

Kalamazoo at “medium-high risk” as state reports 573 new COVID cases

The county is averaging almost seven new cases of the virus per day.

The Kalamazoo County region is now at “medium-high risk” of spreading COVID-19, according to the University of Michigan’s MI Safe Start Map, which tracks the risk levels of all areas of the state.

The designation means the area has passed the threshold of 20 new cases per million people. That puts Kalamazoo in the same risk category as Detroit and Jackson.

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State officials reported 573 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday bringing the seven day average to 631.

That new average is a slight dip in the rising trend of new infections counted by the state.

The state also reported nine new deaths related to the virus.