11/10/20: 6,473 new COVID cases, 84 deaths

New case numbers continue to break records both statewide and in Kalamazoo County. Hospitalizations have increase by 1K in a week. Positivity rates continue to rise.

Michigan: State health officials reported a record 6,473 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the state’s seven day moving average to 5,040 new cases per day.

The state also reported 84 new deaths from the coronavirus, with 25 of those coming from a review of previous death records. The state is averaging more than 46 deaths per day.

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Kalamazoo County: County health officials reported a record 180 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The county is averaging more than 138 new cases per day.

The county also reported two new deaths from the virus, bringing the county’s average to just below two deaths per day.

Hospitalizations: Michigan’s COVID-19 hospitalization numbers have risen by almost 1,000 in the past week. On Tuesday, there were 2,959 people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infections being treated in the state’s hospitals. That’s compared with 2,059 just one week ago. Currently, nearly 600 people are being treated in ICUs for the virus.

Positivity Rate: The state’s positivity rate continues to climb. On Tuesday, 14.19% of the COVID-19 tests conducted in Michigan came back positive. It’s the highest it’s been since April when the state was still figuring out how to deploy coronavirus tests effectively.

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