6/28/21: State reports just 40 new COVID cases

It's the first time since March 2020 that new cases are below 50. Kalamazoo hasn't had a COVID death in nearly two weeks.

Michigan: State health officials reported just 40 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. That’s the lowest one-day total of new infections since the very first weeks of the pandemic in March 2020.

Friday’s total brought the seven day average down to 112 new cases per day. That’s 18 fewer than the day before.

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The state reported 15 new deaths from the coronavirus on Friday. That actually caused the seven day average to rise slightly to 13.57 deaths per day.

The state’s positivity rate has been flat for more than half a week. In the week ending Friday, 1.16% of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state returned positive results.

Kalamazoo County: It has been nearly two weeks since there has been a coronavirus death in Kalamazoo County. The county last reported two deaths over the weekend of June 12.

The state reported just three new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. That brought the seven day average down to 4.86 new cases per day.

The county's positivity rate is still very low, but rose slightly on Friday. In the preceding week, 1.63% of COVID-19 tests returned positive results. That's a fraction of a percent higher than it was a day earlier.

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