11/29/20: 25,242 new cases Thursday through Saturday, 275 new deaths

State sees 8K-plus new cases for three days in a row. No new numbers from Kalamazoo due to holidays. Hospitalizations rising again.

Michigan: State health officials reported 17,162 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and Friday of last week and 8,080 new cases on Saturday. Most public reporting was paused on Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but the average indicates more than 8,000 new cases per day for three days in a row. The seven day moving average is 7,886 new cases per day – the highest average on record for the state.

The state also reported 275 new deaths from the virus on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with 178 of those coming from a review of previous death records. The state is averaging 93 deaths per day as of Saturday.

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Kalamazoo County: Kalamazoo County hasn’t reported any new COVID-19 numbers since last Wednesday due to the Thanksgiving holiday, so expect an unusually high number of new cases and deaths when they report tomorrow.

As of Wednesday, Kalamazoo County was averaging 141 new cases and 1.71 deaths per day.

Hospitalizations: The number of people being treated in hospital for COVID-19 climbed back up on Friday after dropping slightly on Wednesday. As of Friday, 4,097 people were reported to be in the hospital with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infections.

Kalamazoo’s Bronson Methodist Hospital reported 48 COVID-19 patients on Friday putting them at 81% capacity.

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