COVID-19

WVBI COVID-19 Update for February 4, 2021

Michigan Senate Republicans say they are tired of Governor Whitmer acting unilaterally on COVID-19 issues, so they have started to block her routine appointments to boards and commissions. So far 18 nominations have been rejected. So far, Republican leaders haven’t identified any specific policy or order they want changed or removed.

 

State COVID-19 counts released yesterday continue to show good trends.  There were 1,383 new cases and 32 deaths.  Seven day average for new cases ticked down a bit to 1,112. For deaths the average is 42 a day—that number still being driven up by reclassifications. In the eight-county region we’ve followed from the start, there were 35 new cases and no deaths. Charlevoix had no new cases—indeed one removed from the roles. Seven day running averages for our region are 24 new cases a day and one death.

 

Statewide there are now 61,774 active cases—down again this time by about 8,000. That’s less than half the number of active cases that we had a month ago. Our region has 1,408—down by about 70. 

 

No update to the  positivity rates shown in the state’s Safe Start dashboard, but the data driving those numbers looks good on the dashboard. [Last report had statewide  down a half point to 5.1%.  It was 5.6% in our safe start zone—down a tenth. The rate in Charlevoix county was up four tenths to 2.1%. The C-D-C target is 3%.  New case per million rates were on a steady slope down—for almost a month for the state, our zone and Charlevoix County.] Statewide and safe start zone hospital overall occupancy rates continue to look good—essentially normal.  5.9% of available beds are occupied with COVID-19 patients. For I-C-U beds, COVID occupancy is 10.4%.  There are no COVID-19 patients at Munson in Charlevoix and three at McLaren in Petoskey—all in their I-C-U.

 

On the island, no new tests.  No tests pending. No new positives since 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

563893

14704

1383

32

Region

9213

191

35

0

TVC Zone

15465

383

48

0

UP

15995

370

40

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

1112

42

 

Region

24

1

 

TVC Zone

42

1

 

UP

19

1

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

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

713

15

1

0

Benzie

744

29

2

0

Charlevoix

807

12

-1

0

Emmet

1206

35

6

0

Grand Traverse

3567

54

20

0

Kalkaska

523

14

3

0

Leelanau

707

11

1

0

Otsego

946

21

3

0

Link to data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases (cases <31 days old)

State

61774

 

 

Region

1408

 

 

TVC Zone

2315

 

 

UP

1468

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

 

 

Data from February 3, 2021, 2021