COVID-19

WVBI COVID-19 Update for December 21, 2021

Mostly good news again, today, on the COVID-19 data front.  Yesterday’s release from the state shows another drop in the average number of new cases a day down to 4,666 as well as for deaths, which were down to 53 including reclassifications.  That moves the seven day running averages to 5,481 for new cases and 106 for deaths—down for new cases, but no change for deaths. Our region—the eight county region we’ve followed from the start—had 185 new cases and 18 deaths total over the three day reporting period. 13 of the new cases were in Charlevoix along with one of the deaths. The other deaths were in Grand Traverse with five, Benzie with four, Antrim, Kalkaska and Leelanau with two each, and Emmet and Otsego with one each.  That’s the first time we’ve had a death reported in each of the counties we follow since the early days of the pandemic—so a dark cloud on otherwise encouraging data. Active case counts are down again, though, across the board—statewide down about 3,000 to 175,576 and in our region down about 200 to 2,796.  And, hospital utilization shows more signs of trending down—though it continues to be high overall and very high for COVID-19. Locally, Munson in Charlevoix is up one patient from none and McLaren in Petoskey is down two patients to 14.  No new tests at the Health Center—no new cases, no tests pending.

 

Complete numbers for our region along with summaries of other state data and hospital utilization data are in our COVID-19 report online.

 

In the Traverse Ticker this morning, word is that the school board down there is lifting its mask mandate for students after Christmas Break. Masks will still be required on busses as mandated by federal law and in Head Start classrooms.

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

1434837

25984

13999

160

 

Region

26421

488

185

18

 

TVC Zone

45324

995

317

30

 

UP

35120

635

145

2

63 deaths were reclassified. There were 97 new deaths.

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

 

State

5481

106

 

 

 

Region

79

5

 

 

 

TVC Zone

132

8

 

 

 

UP

88

3

Note: Look back 3 reports to cover 7 days of data.

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

2302

43

5

2

 

Benzie

1772

48

15

4

 

Charlevoix

2258

41

13

1

 

Emmet

3142

55

24

1

 

Grand Traverse

9736

153

68

5

 

Kalkaska

2194

45

23

2

 

Leelanau

1787

37

18

2

 

Otsego

3230

66

19

1

Link to data.

Δ Active

 

 

Active

 

 

-3009

Est. Active Cases (cases <31 days old)

State

175576

 

 

-165

Region

2796

 

 

-286

TVC Zone

4756

Days:

3

-167

UP

3441

Count

31

 

 

 

 

 

Statewide Hospital Capacity Report COVID-19 12/20/2021*

WVBI Analysis

Region

All Hospital Beds

All Adult Hospital Beds

All Hospital Inpatient Beds

All Hospital Inpatient Bed Occupancy

Adult Hospital Inpatient Beds

Adult Hosp Inpatient Bed Occupancy

ICU Beds

ICU Bed Occupancy

Adult ICU Beds

Adult ICU Bed Occupancy

Hospital Inpatient Bed Occupancy Change

Hospital Inpatient Bed Occupancy Rate %

Hospital Inpatient Bed Occupancy% Change

ICU Bed Occupancy Change

ICU Bed Occupancy Rate

ICU Bed Occupancy % Change

Adult ICU Occupancy Change

Adult ICU Occupancy Rate

Adult ICU Bed Occupancy % Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Region 1

1863

1746

1540

1289

1449

1222

220

190

208

185

-66

83.7%

-1.9%

1

86.4%

0.08%

1

88.9%

0.54%

Region 2N

6402

6105

5703

4487

5403

4296

590

475

574

466

-232

78.7%

-3.5%

-24

80.5%

-0.54%

-23

81.2%

-4.70%

Region 2S

8023

7145

6903

5874

6031

5158

997

824

707

631

-204

85.1%

-2.3%

-22

82.6%

-0.41%

-5

89.3%

-0.79%

Region 3

3010

2864

2678

2296

2521

2172

413

369

343

322

-31

85.7%

-0.1%

-20

89.3%

-0.90%

-18

93.9%

-5.29%

Region 5

1723

1602

1306

1069

1275

1049

162

137

152

134

-94

81.9%

-2.2%

5

84.6%

0.44%

3

88.2%

2.29%

Region 6

3177

2786

2860

2318

2508

2031

448

400

295

270

-164

81.0%

-4.0%

-8

89.3%

-0.37%

6

91.5%

2.27%

Region 7

975

924

843

602

801

588

160

136

138

125

-56

71.4%

-6.3%

-3

85.0%

-0.47%

-5

90.6%

-3.85%

Region 8

754

736

536

340

514

321

82

65

63

50

1

63.4%

0.2%

6

79.3%

1.88%

5

79.4%

11.11%

Totals

25927

23908

22369

18275

20502

16837

3072

2596

2480

2183

-846

81.7%

-2.6%

-65

84.5%

-0.37%

-36

88.0%

-1.62%

Reg. Bed

ICU Bed

Note: Data on this page is updated Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

18.2%

<–COVID-19–>

31.6%

Munson

1

1

0

0

Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital

**Data is preliminary and subject to change.  

McLaren

14

2

7

0

McLaren Northern Michigan – Petoskey