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'Dark days ahead' as number of Kent County COVID-19 cases continues to grow

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A day after Kent County saw its largest increase in coronavirus cases, even more were confirmed. On Sunday, health officials said there were 20 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, the biggest single day jump in the county so far. Until Monday, when the Kent County health department announced 23 additional presumptive positive test results, bringing the county’s total case number to 99.

With the number of cases continuing to grow, Kent County Health Director Adam London praised health workers for the job they are doing.

“I expect fully that are going to have some dark days ahead, with that number,” London said. “But we are doing a great job so far, our hospitals and health care workers are doing a tremendous job taking care of the people who are critically ill.”

In Kent County, one death so far has been confirmed…statewide, there are now 6,498 coronavirus cases and 184 deaths in Michigan, state health officials said Monday.

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