Kent County has reached more than 10,000 diagnosed COVID-19 cases.
KENT COUNTY, Mich — COVID-19 cases are climbing in Michigan, with the state now reporting an average of 1,000 daily cases. Dr. Adam London with the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) said increases statewide mirror local numbers across the county.
“Here in Kent County we’re now over 10,000 diagnosed cases in total of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, and we are seeing an increase,” London said. “About a month ago, we were only seeing about 35 cases per day. Now we’re seeing over 100 new cases per day.”
London said in addition to case numbers, the percent of tests done each day that come back positive are increasing. Around one month ago, an average of 2% of the tests came back positive, but now it’s jumped to 4%.
He also said more people are also being hospitalized due