Category: COVID-19

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County since March 2020

April 14, 2022

New cases of COVID-19 jumped 42% in the past week. The new BA.2 subvariant is to blame.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County since March 2020

April 7, 2022

COVID numbers ticked up slightly since last week. Officials speculate it may be due to spring break travelers.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County since March 2020

March 29, 2022

Last week, it seemed like COVID-19 numbers were on the rise again in Michigan. This week is the opposite. Infection measurements and positivity rates are heading back downward.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County since March 2020

March 22, 2022

For the most part things are looking good pandemic-wise. Hospitalizations are still declining and infection rates are still low. But some indicators are inching up again, raising the specter of another COVID surge.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County since March 2020

March 15, 2022

COVID has been in a steep decline in Michigan, but that decline is flattening as infection rates reach levels similar to last summer. Still, the positivity rate is near 3% and hospitalizations remain below 1,000.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County since March 2020

March 8, 2022

Hospitalizations fell below 1,000 in Michigan. Meanwhile, the state’s positivity rate dropped to 4%. Things are slower in Kalamazoo, but we’re catching up.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County since March 2020

March 2, 2022

Just 50 people are being treated with COVID-19 in Kalamazoo – a stark improvement over the numbers from a month ago. Meanwhile, new infection numbers continue to decline both locally and statewide.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County since March 2020

February 24, 2022

The number of people testing positive for COVID each day has hit the lowest level in six months. Meanwhile, the plummeting rate of hospitalizations is slowing down. And Kalamazoo’s positivity rate took a nosedive.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County since March 2020

February 15, 2022

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has dropped 55% from its peak just over a month ago. The positivity rate is near 10%. Unfortunately, Kalamazoo isn’t keeping up.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County since March 2020

February 8, 2022

Daily new infection numbers have dropped 69% since the peak. Hospitalizations have fallen to their lowest level since November. Is Omicron burning out?