7/6/21: No deaths reported Friday

It's the first day in 15 months no one in Michigan has died from COVID. New infection numbers are rising.

Michigan: State health officials reported zero deaths from COVID-19 on Friday. It’s the first time the state has reported no deaths since March of 2020. Despite that one-day total, the state was still averaging seven deaths per day over the previous week.

The state also reported 101 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. That brought the seven day average up to 144 new cases per day. The average has risen every day for the previous five days.

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The state’s positivity rate is also rising, albeit not by a lot. In the week ending Thursday, 1.52% of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state returned positive results. The weekly positivity rate hit a low of 1.14% five days earlier.

Kalamazoo County: COVID stats continued to be flat in Kalamazoo County on Friday.

County officials reported six new cases of COVID-19, bringing the seven day average to 3.71 per day - slighly higher than it was the previous day.

There were no new coronavirus deaths in the county on Friday.

The county's positivity rate came in at 1.38% in the week ending Thursday. That's slightly less than it was the previous day.

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