COVID-19

7/1/21: New case numbers increase again

The death average is increasing as well. Numbers decline in Kalamazoo County.

Michigan: The average of new cases of COVID-19 increased in Michigan for the second day in a row.

State health officials reported 195 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday. That brought the seven day average up to 125 new cases per day. That’s three more than on Tuesday and 15 more than on Monday.

Sign up for our daily newsletter

A weekday morning email roundup of Kalamazoo stories and events.

The average of deaths increased as well. The state reported just four deaths in Michigan on Wednesday. That caused the week average to rise slightly to 12 deaths per day.

Michigan’s positivity rate remained flat on Tuesday – 1.19% in the prior week. However, the state’s weekly status update shows how far we’ve come.

According to the report, the state’s positivity rate has been declining for 11 weeks now. Recent numbers are a 93% decrease from the pandemic high of nearly 17% on April 8.

Kalamazoo County: County health officials reported just two new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. It's the lowest one-day total since last summer. That brought the seven day average down to 3.29 cases per day.

The county reported no new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday.

The county's positivity rate remained flat on Tuesday. In the previous week, 1.47% of COVID-19 tests returned positive results.

Support local. Donate today to Kalamazoo's only locally owned and independent daily news organization.