5/11/21: Deaths flat as new infections plummet
Michigan: The daily average of deaths stayed flat on Monday after declining over the weekend. Meanwhile, new infections continue to drop quickly.
State health officials reported 2,716 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and Monday, dropping the seven day average down to 2,276 new cases per day. That’s about in line with where the average was on March 18, as the spring surge was still getting underway.
The state reported 33 new deaths from the coronavirus over the course of Sunday and Monday. That caused the seven day average to stay about where it was on Saturday – 66.9 deaths per day.
The state’s positivity rate continued to drop swiftly over the weekend. The state reported just 6.5% of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state on Sunday returned positive results. That put the positivity rate over the previous week at 8.6% – the lowest it’s been since March 22.
Hospitalizations also fell over the weekend. The state reported on Monday that 2,395 people were being treated for the coronavirus in hospitals in the state – 216 fewer than on Friday.
Kalamazoo County: The average of new infections plummeted over the weekend in Kalamazoo County.
County health officials reported 102 new cases of COVID-19 over the course of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. That brought the seven day average down from 76 new cases per day on Friday to just 59 on Monday.
The county reported 11 new deaths from the coronavirus over the weekend, however, due to the extremely high number, we are checking with the county to see if it is accurate.
Meanwhile, Kalamazoo’s positivity rate fell below 11% over the weekend. In the week ending Sunday, 10.4% of COVID-19 tests conducted in the county returned positive results. That’s the lowest it’s been since March 22.
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