6/29/21: Kalamazoo reports 1 new COVID death

State death average drops below 10. Kalamazoo hospitalizations at lowest level since last year.

Michigan: For the first time since last September, the week average of COVID-19 deaths has fallen below 10 per day.

State health officials reported just five deaths from the coronavirus over the course of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. That brought the seven day average down to 9.29 deaths per day.

New infection numbers are falling as well. The state reported 311 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend. That caused the seven day average to fall to 110 new cases per day.

The state’s average positivity rate has stayed stubbornly flat for the past seven days. Over the week ending Monday, 1.17% of COVID-19 tests returned positive results. That’s the same as it was a week earlier.

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Kalamazoo County: County officials reported one new death from COVID-19 over the weekend. That broke a nearly two week streak of no coronavirus deaths in Kalamazoo.

The county reported ten new cases of COVID-19 over the course of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. That caused the seven day average to drop to 4.14 new cases per day.

Hospitalizations in Kalamazoo County have fallen to their lowest level since last summer. As of Monday, there were just 11 patients being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals in Kalamazoo County - all of them at Bronson Methodist Hospital.

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