COVID-19

WVBI COVID-19 Update for April 14, 2021

Health Department vaccination clinic at the school yesterday added more than 120 people to the list of folks who are on the way to being protected from COVID-19.  Another 30 or so who had appointments assigned apparently had gotten vaccinated on the mainland.  So rough estimates are that more than 500 island residents now have had at least one COVID-19 shot. The only bad news is that shots were available that went unused—which given the current surge in cases is unfortunate.

 

State health officials reported another big batch of new cases yesterday.  There were 8,867new cases a day and 37 new deaths along with 37 reclassified deaths. In our region, there were 144 new cases and four deaths. 13 of the new cases were in Charlevoix county. The deaths were in Otsego with three and Antrim with one. There are now 149,127 active cases in the state…and 2,854 in our region.

 

Overall hospital bed utilization statewide is running high.  It’s 81% overall and 81.9% for ICU beads—both of those numbers up. Our safe start zone is at 74.3% for all beds, and 82.1% for the I-C-U—the I-C-U number is high.  Typical utilization should be in the mid-seventies according to C-D-C articles. Meantime, COVID-19 occupancy rates continue to run at higher rates: Statewide it is 17.7% for all beds and 24.6% for I-C-U beds.

 

New case numbers are shown heading up on the dashboard for the Charlevoix County, but flat for the state our Safe Start Zone. Locally, Munson in Charlevoix has no OCVID-19 patients, but there are 19 at McLaren in Petoskey—with 11 in the I-C-U.

 

At the health Center, ten new tests run and all ten are back negative.  No tests pending. Last positive tests were on the 7th.  There have been three positive tests since the current island cases began.

 

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

756564

16586

8867

74

Region

13040

230

111

4

TVC Zone

22443

467

264

8

UP

18033

402

105

0

37 deaths are reclassifications. There were 37 new deaths.

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

7014

41

 

Region

144

1

 

TVC Zone

247

2

 

UP

72

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

1114

17

7

1

Benzie

910

31

9

0

Charlevoix

1095

14

13

0

Emmet

1620

39

4

0

Grand Traverse

4894

70

44

0

Kalkaska

860

16

22

0

Leelanau

923

16

3

0

Otsego

1624

27

9

3

Link to data.

 

 

 

 

 

7208

Est. Active Cases (cases <31 days old)

State

149127

 

82

Region

2854

 

191

TVC Zone

5185

 

75

UP

1426

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

 

 

Data from April 12, 2021