COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 161,907 cases, 7,211 deaths

Published 3:12 pm Monday, October 26, 2020

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases and deaths continued to rise over the weekend, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

As of Monday, Berrien County reported 2,444 COVID-19 cases and 79 related deaths. Nearby Cass County reported 898 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths.

Van Buren County reported 986 cases and 16 deaths.

At area schools, Edwardsburg Middle School remains listed on the state’s School Outbreak list, with a total of six cases.

At area nursing homes, the Chalet of Niles reported a cumulative 17 cases and two deaths among residents and 18 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 41 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 11 deaths among residents and 30 cases and zero deaths among staff. The Timbers of Cass County, located in Dowagiac, has reported zero deaths and zero cases among residents and 12 cases among staff.

Berrien County has reported 2,009 recoveries, according to the Berrien County Health Department.

Cass County has reported 469 recoveries, and Van Buren County has reported 639 recoveries, according to the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department.

In total, Michigan has seen 161,907 COVID-19 cases and 7,211 related deaths.