COVID-19News Update

WVBI COVID-19 Update for March 1, 2021

State COVID-19 data from Friday and Saturday reversed the drift up we’ve been seeing. Average data for two days 1,115 new cases and 35 new deaths. That’s with 62 reclassified deaths in the tally on Saturday. Seven-day running average for new cases is 1,095, which is up slightly now for five days in a row. For deaths, the average is 23 a day–with reclassifications included, but still down. In the eight-county region we’ve followed from the start, on average for the two days there were 26 new cases and two deaths. Charlevoix had a total of two new cases for the period. There were deaths is Emmet, Leelanau, and Otsego, each with one. Seven day running average for our region for new cases is 27, that number now up slightly day over day for five days in a row. Average for new deaths is one. 

 

Statewide there are now 31,472 active cases, down about 1,300. Our region has 674, down 37. 

 

Statewide test positivity rate is down a tent9 to 3.6%.  It’s 3.5% in our safe start zone, up four tenths. In Charlevoix we are up a tenth 1.7%. C-D-C target is 3% or less.  New case per million rates continue on a steady slope down.

 

Overall hospital occupancy rates look good—both statewide and in our safe start zone—essentially normal.  COVID-19 occupancy rates look good, too. Statewide, 3.5% of available beds are occupied with COVID-19 patients. For I-C-U beds, COVID occupancy is 5.8%. 

 

There is now one COVID-19 patient at Munson in Charlevoix, up one, and one at McLaren in Petoskey—in their I-C-U.

 

On the island, no new tests.  None pending. Last positive test was December 7th.

 

Complete data for our region plus summaries for the state, the T-C safe start zone and the U-P are in today’s script online.

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

586425

15454

1073

1

Region

9687

204

19

0

TVC Zone

16356

406

40

0

UP

16398

384

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

1020

23

 

Region

24

0

 

TVC Zone

47

0

 

UP

18

0

Note: Look back now 6 days divided by 7 to adj. for no Sunday data.

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

757

15

4

0

Benzie

783

30

2

0

Charlevoix

829

13

1

0

Emmet

1260

37

4

0

Grand Traverse

3778

59

5

0

Kalkaska

560

15

1

0

Leelanau

744

14

1

0

Otsego

976

21

1

0

Link to data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases (cases <31 days old)

State

32188

 

 

Region

694

 

 

TVC Zone

1260

 

 

UP

585

Data from February 26, 2021

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

587581

15522

1156

68

Region

9720

207

33

3

TVC Zone

16419

411

63

5

UP

16408

384

10

0

62 deaths are reclassifications. There were 6 new deaths.

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

1095

23

 

Region

27

1

 

TVC Zone

52

1

 

UP

17

0

Note: Look back now 6 days divided by 7 to adj. for no Sunday data.

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

757

15

0

0

Benzie

785

30

2

0

Charlevoix

831

13

2

0

Emmet

1260

38

0

1

Grand Traverse

3799

59

21

0

Kalkaska

564

15

4

0

Leelanau

746

15

2

1

Otsego

978

22

2

1

Link to data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases (cases <31 days old)

State

31472

 

 

Region

674

 

 

TVC Zone

1246

 

 

UP

545

Note: Look back now 26 days to adjust for 4 Sundays with no data.

 

Data from February 26, 2021