COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 119,597 cases, 6,700 deaths

Published 5:05 pm Thursday, September 24, 2020

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported an increase in COVID-19 cases Thursday.

Berrien County reported 1,647 confirmed cases and 73 related deaths as of Thursday.

Cass County reported 512 cases and 16 deaths.

Nearby Van Buren County reported 663 cases and 15 deaths.

Berrien County has reported 1,484 recoveries, according to the Berrien County Health Department.

Cass County has reported 344 recoveries, while Van Buren County has reported 491 recoveries, according to the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department.

At area nursing homes, the Chalet of Niles reported a cumulative 17 cases and two deaths among residents and 17 cases and zero deaths among staff. Also in Niles, West Woods of Niles has reported a cumulative 81 cases and 20 deaths among residents and 40 cases and zero deaths among staff.

In Cass County, the Cass County Medical Care Facility, located in Cassopolis, has reported a cumulative 40 cases and 10 deaths among residents and 28 cases and zero deaths among staff. The Timbers of Cass County, located in Dowagiac, has reported zero deaths and zero cases among residents and 10 cases among staff.

In total, Michigan has seen 119,597 COVID-19 cases and 6,700 related deaths.