In the midst of another deadly coronavirus surge in a pandemic that has already taken more than 267,000 American lives – including 9,134 in Michigan – there’s hope on the horizon in promising news about potential COVID-19 vaccines.
More people have died from COVID-19 in Kent County during the month of November than in the first six months of the pandemic combined.
Both COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in Ottawa County are up by more than 80 percent from Oct. 1 to date, causing one-third of all county hospitals to report “crisis capacity” numbers, according to the Ottawa County Department of Public Health.
The state health department's report for Friday includes data from Thursday, as well. So the reported 17,162 new cases of the coronavirus includes Thursday and Friday cases.
MUSKEGON — Health care workers at Mercy Health's Muskegon hospital received a "thank you" from President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, on Thanksgiving.
The state health department reported 4,273 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, the lowest daily new case count in nearly three weeks.
The Michigan health department on Tuesday reported 145 more deaths related to COVID-19, while the Ottawa County health department reported eight deaths.
FRUITPORT — Fruitport Community Schools will go to all virtual learning effective Monday, partly in response to state requirements, but also because of staffing problems caused by community spread of COVID-19.
The state health department's report for Wednesday is the first time in more than a week that the daily number of new cases of the coronavirus in Michigan is below 6,000.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — There were 11 positive cases of the coronavirus found among staff and residents at the North Ottawa Care Center at Heartwood Lodge late last week.
Moderna said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine is proving to be highly effective in a major trial, a second dash of hope in the global race for a shot to tame a resurgent virus that is now killing more than 8,000 people a day worldwide.
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration has ordered high schools and colleges to stop in-person classes, closed restaurants to indoor dining and suspended organized sports – including the football playoffs – in a bid to curb the state’s spiking coronavirus cases.
SPRING LAKE — A Spring Lake teen’s efforts to help reduce depression and suicide in West Michigan has earned her Girl Scouting’s highest honor, the Gold Award.
The continuing increase of positive COVID-19 cases in Ottawa County has led North Ottawa Community Hospital and its affiliated health care facilities to temporarily close off access to most visitors.
The COVID-19 testing center formerly operated by North Ottawa Community Health System has reopened at the same location, under collaboration with another company, officials announced.
As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase sharply across West Michigan, Spring Lake Public Schools announced Tuesday that it will switch to virtual-only learning.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported another record-high number of daily cases Saturday. The state recorded 6,225 cases of COVID-19, going beyond Thursday's record of 5,710.
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Ventec Life Systems will stop producing medical breathing machines in Kokomo by the end of the month, the company’s CEO has told employees.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 9-year-old son has been having trouble sleeping ever since we began social distancing more due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While he goes to bed at a reasonable time, he doesn’t seem to fall asleep until after midnight and often comes into my room to tell me he cannot sleep…
Lines started early and stayed long during the five-hour pop-up COVID-19 testing event conducted by the Michigan National Guard in Grand Haven on Monday.
Here is the latest information on the coronavirus in Michigan, including the number of cases state offices report and other updates affecting West Michigan.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest restrictions on indoor social gatherings has local restaurant owners scrambling to determine the legality of the order, and ponder what effect the restrictions will have on already suffering businesses.
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health reported 105 new cases of the coronavirus and no new deaths related to COVID-19 on Friday.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for some patients to keep on track with their regular breast cancer screenings. In the beginning of the pandemic, mammogram screenings dropped significantly.
LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration on Thursday tightened restrictions on indoor social gatherings and shifted the Traverse City region backward in Michigan's reopening plan, saying coronavirus hospitalizations have doubled in three weeks and the statewide death rate has ri…
NEW YORK — A president who downplayed the coronavirus threat, scorned masks and undercut scientists at every turn. Governors who resisted or rolled back containment measures amid public backlash. State lawmakers who used federal COVID-19 aid to plug budget holes instead of beefing up testing…