COVID-19

Michigan reports 924 new cases of COVID, 17 deaths

Thursday's total marks the highest number of new infections in nearly a month.

State health officials reported 924 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the highest number of new cases since August 15. The seven day moving average is now 732 new cases per day.

The state also reported 17 new deaths from the virus – nine of them coming from a review of previous vital records.

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Kalamazoo County reported 26 new cases Thursday along with one new death.

County health officials have begun adding probable infections to the data they report. According to an article on MLive, that’s meant to help keep up with testing at schools such as Western Michigan University.

There are currently two different types of COVID-19 testing. Diagnostic tests – the one where they swab your nose – results in a confirmed current infection. Antibody tests detect whether a person has ever had COVID-19 and result in “probable” case of the coronavirus.