07/02/2022

Note: Case updates on government websites have become sporadic.

As of April 6, 2022, the Kent County Health Department reports 153,098 total cases of COVID-19, of which 61,882 are active. The department further breaks down those numbers by municipality and zip code.

By zip code, local cumulative cases are as follows:

  • 49331 — 3,408
  • 49301 — 3,889
  • 49302 — 1,684

By municipality, local cumulative cases are as follows:

  • City of Lowell — 1,161
  • Ada Township — 2,805
  • Bowne Township — 780
  • Vergennes Township — 987
  • Lowell Township — 1,102
  • Grattan Township — 725

Vaccines for COVID-19 were first approved for use late in 2020 and, as of November 2021, all Michigan residents age 5 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine if they wish. Of the three vaccines currently approved, two require two doses to be fully effective. Everyone age 18 and older is also eligible to receive a booster shot six months after their initial series of vaccines.

Currently, 66.5% of Kent County residents are fully vaccinated and 50.2% of Ionia County residents are fully vaccinated, per data available through the Kent County Health Department. Percentages refer to population age 5 and older.

The State of Michigan tracks cases of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities. Their data was last updated to include cases through March 8, 2022.

Facility                                      Resident New       Resident Cumulative        Staff New       Staff Cumulative                   Deaths

Laurels of Kent                                0                                     62                                 0                            65                                  13(residents)

Maple Ridge Manor                        0                                      5                                  0                          15                                   1 (resident)

Fountain View                                 0                                      35                                0                          19                                    5(residents)

Green Acres                                     0                                      7                                  0                          30                                    0

On its website, Lowell Area Schools also tracks the number of cases reported by staff and students. Except when indicated by an outbreak on the state website, these numbers reflect people who were infected with COVID-19 outside the school environment. The latest data is shown below.

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR SUMMARY (not including current week)
WEEKLY SUMMARY – March 14-18, 2022
School # of Students # of Staff Total Confirmed Cases School # of Students # of Staff Total Confirmed Cases
Alto 71 15 86 Alto 0 0 0
Bushnell 35 8 43 Bushnell 0 0 0
Cherry Creek 93 15 108 Cherry Creek 0 0 0
Murray Lake 109 19 128 Murray Lake 0 0 0
Middle School 164 13 177 Middle School 0 0 0
High School 191 14 205 High School 0 0 0
Unity 2 1 3 Unity 0 0 0
Yeiter Learning Center 9 5 14 Yeiter Learning Center 0 0 0
District (includes Transportation) 0 20 20 District (includes Transportation) 0 0 0

 

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