COVID-19

6/23/21: New COVID infections fall below 100

State positivity is nearing 1%. Kzoo positivity rises as testing plummets.

Michigan: State health officials reported only 91 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. It’s the lowest one-day total of new infections since early last year. It also brought the seven day total down to 133 new cases per day.

The state reported 15 new deaths from the coronavirus on Tuesday. That caused the seven day average to drop to 12.6 deaths per day.

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Michigan’s positivity rate is still declining and coming very close to reaching 1%. In the week ending Monday, 1.17% of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state returned positive results.

That comes as the rate of testing in the state is also declining. Facilities in Michigan conducted just over 11,000 COVID-19 tests on Monday. The state was routinely performing more than three times that number of tests each day during the height of the spring surge of the pandemic.

Kalamazoo County: County officials reported just five new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. That brought the seven day average down to 5.29 new cases per day.

There have been no deaths from the coronavirus in Kalamazoo County in over a week.

The county’s positivity rate actually went up slightly on Monday. In the week prior, 1.69% of COVID-19 tests conducted in the county returned positive results. That’s a fraction of a percent more than the previous day.

The county is experiencing the same dwindling testing rates as the rest of the state. Where once facilities were performing more than 1,000 COVID-19 tests per day, they are now conducting around 300 tests per day.

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