06/12/2021

As of June 11, 2021, the Kent County Health Department reports 68,395 total cases of COVID-19, of which 3,754 are active. The department further breaks down those numbers by municipality and zip code.

By zip code, local cumulative cases are as follows:

  • 49331 — 1,277
  • 49301 — 1,570
  • 49302 — 748

By municipality, local cumulative cases are as follows:

  • City of Lowell — 444
  • Ada Township — 1.139
  • Bowne Township — 366
  • Vergennes Township — 391
  • Lowell Township — 394
  • Grattan Township — 291

Vaccines for COVID-19 were first approved for use late in 2020 and, as of May 2021, all Michigan residents age 12 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.

Currently, 56.9% of Kent County residents are fully vaccinated and 44.3% of Ionia County residents are fully vaccinated, per data available through the Kent County Health Department. Percentages refer to population older than age 16.

The State of Michigan tracks cases of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities. Their data was last updated to include cases through June 1, 2021.

Facility                                      Resident New       Resident Cumulative        Staff New       Staff Cumulative                   Deaths

Laurels of Kent                                0                                            36                              0                            38                                    12(residents)

Maple Ridge Manor                        0                                              5                               0                           15                                     1 (resident)

Fountain View                                 0                                              26                              0                             18                                  5(residents)

Green Acres                                     0                                                4                              0                            14                                   0

The State of Michigan tracks school-related outbreaks of COVID-19 as well. An outbreak is defined as two or more cases of COVID-19 among people who are from different households and have shared exposure on school grounds. No outbreaks were recorded for Lowell Area Schools in 2021.

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