COVID-19

6/23/21: State reported just 2 COVID deaths

Most COVID stats are flat in Michigan. Average of new cases rises in Kalamazoo.

Michigan: State health officials reported just two deaths from COVID-19 between Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon. It’s the lowest single-day death toll since the very beginning of the pandemic in Michigan.

The report brought the seven day average down slightly to 12.29 deaths per day.

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State officials also reported 174 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. That caused the seven day average to drop by one to 132 new cases per day.

Both week averages barely declined, ending several weeks of rapidly falling COVID measurements. The state’s positivity rate was also stable at 1.17% on Tuesday.

Hospitalizations are continuing to decrease. Officials reported that 352 people were being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals in the state on Wednesday. That’s 142 fewer than one week ago.

Kalamazoo County: The week average of new cases in Kalamazoo County increased on Wednesday. County health officials reported eight new cases of COVID-19, pushing the seven day average up to 5.86 new cases per day.

Meanwhile, the county reported no new deaths from the coronavirus. There have been no COVID-related deaths in the county in over a week.

The county's positivity rate rose slightly on Tuesday - the third day in a row the number has gone up. In the week ending Tuesday, 1.76% of COVID-19 tests conducted in the county returned positive results.

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