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Kalamazoo County reports 1st coronavirus death

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Posted at 2:02 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 14:09:47-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Kalamazoo County has reported its first death due to the coronavirus.

The individual was an "older adult" with underlying medical conditions, according to the Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department this afternoon.

The county received notification of the death today.

The health department "urges" residents to comply with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order to "help stop the spread within our community."

"Everyone should take the recommended precautions seriously and practice prevention, such as staying home and washing hands," the county said.