6/11/21: State positivity rate hits 2%

Hospitalizations have dropped by 1,700 in past month.

Michigan: In the week ending Wednesday, Michigan saw its positivity rate drop to 2%. That’s the lowest rate of positive COVID-19 tests since the beginning of the pandemic.

Wednesday’s single-day positivity was just 1.74% – down from a high of nearly 18% in April.

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State health officials reported 301 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. That allowed the seven day average to continue its decline, reaching 303 new cases per day.

The state also reported 40 coronavirus deaths, with 28 coming from a review of previous death records. The state’s average has been on the decline for three days straight, reaching 30.4 deaths per day in the week ending Thursday.

Hospitalizations are way down in the state. Officials reported 678 people being treated for the coronavirus in hospitals in the state on Thursday. That’s about 200 fewer than last Thursday and nearly 2,000 fewer than one month ago.

Kalamazoo County: Kalamazoo’s positivity rate also continued its decline. The county reported that 2.47% of COVID-19 tests came back positive in the week ending Wednesday. That’s down from a high of over 17% in April.

County health officials reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday marking the second day in a row of single-digit counts. That brought the seven day average down to 8.7 new cases per day.

There were no new coronavirus deaths in the county on Thursday.

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