State reports 441 new COVID cases

Average of new cases drops to 661 per day.

State health officials reported 441 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday following the long holiday weekend. The seven day moving average dropped to 661 new cases per day.

The state also reported one new death from the virus.

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The low numbers belie a surge of cases on college and university campuses. As classes return to session, many schools are experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19 infections.

Those surges are worst in Isabella, Ottawa, Lenawee, and Ingham counties – all home to colleges or universities.

Kalamazoo County reported six new cases of the coronavirus Tuesday and two new deaths. The deaths may be attributable to reviews of previous death records.

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