11/4/20: Michigan counts record 4,101 new cases of COVID

Kalamazoo County is also experiencing a record-breaking surge of new infections. WMU cases continue to decline.

State health officials reported 4,101 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, breaking the record for the most new cases in one day. The state’s seven day moving average also broke its record with 3,507 new cases per day.

The state reported 19 new deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday. The state is averaging about 23 deaths per day.

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The state’s positivity rate surpassed 10% for the second day in a row on Tuesday. That day 10.32% of more than 42,000 tests came back positive. The state has an average positivity rate of 8.59%.

Hospitalizations continue to climb. On Wednesday, 2,215 people were being treated in Michigan hospitals for COVID-19. That’s 156 more than the previous day.

In Kalamazoo County, 155 more people were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday. The county has had its three highest days of new infections in the past week. The county is averaging more than 108 new cases per day.

Western Michigan University, meanwhile, is continuing to see dwindling numbers of new infections. The university reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 during the last two days of last week. WMU reported 32 cases total for last week, which is six fewer than the previous week. As of Friday, WMU had a positivity rate of just 2.7%.

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