9/7/21: Hospitalization numbers rising again

New infection and death averages fall for first time in weeks.

Michigan: After decreasing last week, the number of people being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals in Michigan shot back up again over the weekend.

State health officials reported 1,397 COVID-19 hospital patients on Tuesday. That’s an increase of 143 over Friday’s number.

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Meanwhile, the average of daily new infections and deaths have both declined. State health officials reported 6,313 new cases of the coronavirus over the holiday weekend and Tuesday. That brought the seven day average down by more than 100 to 1,858 new cases per day.

The state reported just 29 deaths over the weekend, with ten of them coming from a review of previous records. That caused the seven day average to drop to 15.64 deaths per day.

Kalamazoo County: COVID-19 rates also declined in Kalamazoo County.

Health officials reported 133 new cases of the coronavirus over the course of Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. That brought the seven day average down to 48.57 new cases per day - a drop of almost seven.

There were no new deaths reported. That caused the week average to decline to 0.3 deaths per day.

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