COVID-19

WVBI COVID-19 Update for April 12, 2021

State health officials reported another big batch of new cases over the weekend—an average of 7,363 a day—plus 43 new deaths and 57 reclassified deaths from prior dates.  Our eight-county region had a whopping 365 total new cases over the weekend, or 183 a day on average. There were two total deaths in our region over the weekend—one here in Charlevoix County and one in Grand Traverse. There are now 136,548 active cases in the state…and 2,619 in our region.

 

In the face of the surge of cases, Governor Whitmer is urging high schools to shift to online instruction and a pull back from high school sports and in house serving at restaurants and bars across the state.  She is also urging residents to be vigilant by avoiding unnecessary trips, wearing masks and social distancing. But, for now at least, she says she will not mandate those changes. 

 

Here on the island, the plan at BICS is to continue with in-person learning (except for a few students with contacts arising from the single positive test last week).  Islander teams have concluded their spring sports schedules, so there is no decision to be made on that front.

 

Overall hospital bed utilization statewide continues to run high.  It’s 79.5% overall and 81.4% for ICU beads. Our safe start zone is closer to normal at 74.4% for all beds, but is running high at 82.7% for the I-C-U.  Typical utilization should be in the mid-seventies according to C-D-C articles. Meantime, COVID-19 occupancy rates continues to run at higher rates, though they did not change much in latest report. Statewide it’s 15.7% for all beds and 22.2% for I-C-U beds.

 

New case numbers are shown heading up on the dashboard for the state and Charlevoix County, but steady for our Safe Start Zone.

 

The health Center is reported another five COVID-19 tests run there, but they are also reporting all of those back at negative.  The total number of tests run since the one for the positive test on March 25 is 14.  Three of those are back as positive. All of the others—11 total—are back as negative.

 

A reminder that the Health Department of Northwest Michigan has scheduled another vaccination clinic at the school for Tuesday. There will be about 150 shots given and, apparently, there are still unclaimed appointments.  If you haven’t already preregistered, do so right away.  The link is in today’s script online.  [https://patienteducationgenius.jotform.com/z/HDNWM]. The second dose will be delivered on May 4th.   

 

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

737898

16487

14601

87

Region

12719

226

358

2

TVC Zone

21856

459

597

5

UP

17849

401

180

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

7729

47

 

Region

151

1

 

TVC Zone

259

2

 

UP

68

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

1089

16

44

0

Benzie

893

31

16

0

Charlevoix

1059

14

37

1

Emmet

1574

39

45

0

Grand Traverse

4793

70

91

1

Kalkaska

821

16

26

0

Leelanau

910

16

17

0

Otsego

1580

24

82

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12285

Est. Active Cases (cases <31 days old)

State

136614

 

306

Region

2677

 

507

TVC Zone

4881

 

162

UP

1292

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

 

Data from April 9, 2021
(extracted from updated running tallies released April 10)

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

738023

16500

125

13

Region

12726

226

7

0

TVC Zone

21866

459

10

0

UP

17859

401

10

0

43 deaths are reclassifications. There were 30 new deaths.

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

6545

40

 

Region

138

1

 

TVC Zone

232

2

 

UP

62

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

1089

16

0

0

Benzie

894

31

1

0

Charlevoix

1063

14

4

0

Emmet

1575

39

1

0

Grand Traverse

4793

70

0

0

Kalkaska

821

16

0

0

Leelanau

911

16

1

0

Otsego

1580

24

0

0

Link to data.

 

 

 

 

 

1966

Est. Active Cases (cases <31 days old)

State

134648

 

58

Region

2619

 

111

TVC Zone

4770

 

0

UP

1292

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

 

Data from April 9, 2021