2/10/21: Nearly 10% of the state vaccinated
Vaccines: Nearly 10% of Michigan residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. There is still a long way to go, but the number indicates that efforts to ramp up vaccine administration is showing fruit.
As of Tuesday, almost 1.4 million doses of the vaccine have made it into people’s arms in Michigan, with more than 393,000 people having completed both doses.
Kalamazoo County is also seeing the effects of increased vaccination efforts. More than 17,000 residents have received their first dose of the vaccine, with another 12,675 having completed inoculation.
Michigan: Michigan is averaging exactly 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 over the past week. That’s the lowest the average has been since early October. State officials reported 915 new cases on Wednesday – the fourth day in a row with fewer than 1,000 new cases.
At the same time, the state reported 12 new deaths from the coronavirus, reducing the seven day moving average to 39 deaths per day.
The state’s positivity rate continues to fall. On Tuesday, just 3.38% of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state returned positive results. Officials are hoping to see that rate drop to and stay below 3% before too long.
Kalamazoo County: Average new case and death numbers continue to drop in Kalamazoo County. As of Wednesday, the county is averaging a little over 21 new infections per day and less than one death per day over the past week.
The county’s positivity rate is also declining quickly. Previously lagging the rest of the state, Kalamazoo’s rate is finally catching up. As of Tuesday, the county had an average positivity rate of 3.93% indicating we may be close to having the spread of the coronavirus under control.
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