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Kent County Health Department issues Public Health Warning

The Kent County Health Department has issued a Public Health Warning. The 7-day average for new COVID-19 cases is 682 cases per day. That’s 100 more cases per day on average than last week. With test positivity rates climbing to 16.2% the Kent County Health Department says its reaching “dangerous levels” “And most concerning of all, our death rate is continuing to increase. We’re now at 263 deaths here in Kent County and we’re seeing an average of 6.2 new deaths each day here in Kent County....

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The Kent County Health Department has issued a Public Health Warning.

The 7-day average for new COVID-19 cases is 682 cases per day. That’s 100 more cases per day on average than last week. With test positivity rates climbing to 16.2% the Kent County Health Department says its reaching “dangerous levels” 

“And most concerning of all, our death rate is continuing to increase. We’re now at 263 deaths here in Kent County and we’re seeing an average of 6.2 new deaths each day here in Kent County. And that’s, of course, the most concerning of all of these measures.”

Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services projects a doubling of new COVID-19 hospitalization in the next two-weeks. Spectrum Health addressed the projection during its weekly COVID media briefing.

Spectrum Health’s labs have routinely conducted roughly 4,000 COVID-19 tests per day. The test positivity rate on a rolling seven-day average of 18.6%. That means COVID is rapidly spreading throughout the community.

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The Kent County Health Department is taking to the airwaves with a serious message about COVID. With the hope and goal to stem the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the Health Department is now partnering with area hospitals in a multi-media ad campaign. 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Nov. 5, 2020 photo
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday repeated her plea to Michigan residents to limit gatherings at Thanksgiving and keep loved ones safe.

Whitmer’s appeal came as the state health department reported 7,592 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 134 deaths, including 61 that were added after a records review.

“We’re preserving future holiday gatherings together by taking this seriously now, by not gathering with people outside of your household this Thanksgiving,” Whitmer said. “It is an act of kindness and love.”

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