11/16/20: 12,763 new cases Sunday and Monday

State surpasses 8K deaths. Hospitalizations and positivity rates continue to rise. Kalamazoo County case numbers also going up.

Michigan: State health officials reported 12,763 new cases of COVID-19 over the course of Sunday and Monday. That averages out to about 6,381 new cases per day and brings the state’s seven day moving average to 6,825 new cases per day.

The state also reported 55 new deaths from the coronavirus bringing the statewide average to 58 deaths per day. Michigan has now had more than 8,000 coronavirus deaths.

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Kalamazoo County: The county reported 356 new cases of COVID-19 between Saturday and Monday. That brings the county’s average to nearly 149 new cases per day.

Kalamazoo County officials also reported five new deaths from the virus. The county is averaging a little more than a death per day.

Hospitalizations: More and more Michiganders are being cared for in hospital for COVID-19 infections. On Monday, the state reported 3,580 coronavirus patients with 749 in intensive care.

In Kalamazoo, Bronson Methodist Hospital reported 50 COVID-19 patients on Monday.

Positivity Rate: The state’s average positivity rate continues to climb. As of Sunday, 13.43% of COVID-19 tests were coming back positive.

Kalamazoo County reported a record high 17.45% positivity rate on Sunday, though the average positivity rate seems to have leveled out in recent days. The average positivity rate was 12.77% on Sunday.

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