6/30/21: Only 5 COVID patients in Kzoo hospitals

New cases of COVID rise slightly in Michigan. Average of deaths increases as well. All stats flat in Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo County: As of Tuesday, there are only five people being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals in Kalamazoo County. The COVID patient census hasn’t been this low since the early days of the pandemic.

Other COVID stats in Kalamazoo stayed flat on Tuesday. County health officials reported that five new people had contracted the coronavirus. The seven day average stayed at 4.14 new cases per day.

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There were no new deaths in Kalamazoo County, and the average stayed at 0.14 deaths per day over the past week.

The county’s positivity rate ticked up a barely perceptible amount. In the week ending Monday, 1.5% of COVID-19 tests returned positive results.

Michigan: Meanwhile, COVID stats climbed throughout the rest of the state.

State health officials reported 173 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. That pushed the seven day average up to 122 new cases per day.

The state reported 32 deaths from the coronavirus, with 27 coming from a review of previous death records. That caused the week average to rise to 11.7 deaths per day.

The state’s hospitalization numbers have been mostly unchanged for the past several days. On Tuesday, there were 352 people being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals in the state. That’s 25 more than on Monday, but exactly what it was on Friday.

And the state’s positivity rate edged up slightly on Monday. In the preceding week, 1.2% of COVID-19 tests returned positive results.

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