COVID-19 cases drop in Berrien County to lowest levels since July | New
The number of new COVID-19 cases this week in Berrien County has fallen to levels not seen since last summer.
The county recorded 39 new cases of COVID-19 this week, up from 86 cases last week and 126 cases the week before. The county had recorded no less than 50 new cases in a week since early July 2020.
With the incredible drop in the number of new cases, a steady number of recoveries and fewer deaths have also occurred.
Berrien County recorded 268 recoveries this week and no new deaths.
Along with the deaths and recoveries, the county has about 446 active cases of COVID-19. That’s down from 675 last Friday and 852 the previous Friday.
Hospitalizations for COVID at Spectrum Health Lakeland also continue to decline.
The hospital has seen an average of about 12 COVID-positive patients per day this week. That’s down from an average of 16 per day last week and 19 per day the week before.
Michigan did not update its COVID-19 vaccine data until press time Friday.
Berrien County was approaching 50 percent of residents (12 years and older) with at least one midweek dose.
To explore the most recent vaccine data, by county, visit michigan.gov/COVIDvaccine and click on “Access government vaccine data”.
Van Buren, Cass counties
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Van Buren and Cass counties continued to decline this week.
Van Buren County recorded 20 new cases of COVID-19 this week and no new deaths. The county registered 58 new cases last week and 48 new cases the week before.
Cass County recorded 15 new cases of COVID-19 this week and no new deaths. The county registered 22 new cases last week and 40 new cases the week before.
In total, Van Buren County has recorded 6,637 COVID-19 cases and 115 deaths. Cass County has recorded 4,774 cases and 71 deaths.