One student is in 10-day isolation as of Monday after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. Since the beginning of the semester, 98 students have tested positive and 97 have recovered.
Associate Professor of Biology Jeffrey L. Van Zant said the projected number of COVID-19 deaths in America by Dec. 1 is “750,000 and increasing.”
“We should not forget that,” he said.
COVID-19 cases in Michigan fell 11% and cases in Hillsdale County dropped more than 6% last week. The county reported 183 cases and four deaths last week, according to the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency.
About 38% of Hillsdale County residents are vaccinated and 35% have received a second booster shot. As of Nov. 3, the rate of Americans who have received at least one dose of the vaccine is 66.9%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Slightly over 50% of Michigan’s population, or 5,337,811 people, have been vaccinated.
The Hillsdale-St. Joseph Health Agency will hold a vaccination clinic at Hillsdale High School on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 1 p.m to 6:30 p.m.
To be eligible for the free vaccine, residents must be 18 or older, have an underlying medical condition, or live in a care facility or a high-risk setting.
Hillsdale College faculty and students are not required to take the vaccine.