COVID-19

WVBI COVID-19 Update for January 5, 3021

New COVID-19 case numbers state-wide continue to look good. The statewide report yesterday covered two days and had 4992 new cases new cases—about 2,496 a day, down from an average of 2,994 over the New Year’s reporting period.   There were 80 new deaths or 40 a day, down from 54 average new deaths a day over New Year’s.  The seven-day running average for new cases is up by to 3,087—an increase of just over 200.  For deaths it is 84—that number still lagging high because of deaths reclassified from prior dates. In the eight-county region we’ve followed from the start, there were 89 new cases or 45 a day, up from 40. There was one new death over the two-day period.  Charlevoix had four new cases and no new deaths.  The lone death was in Otsego. Averages for the region are 53 new cases and two deaths a day.

 

Statewide there are now 141,670 active cases—down by about 5,000.  Our region has 2,429—down by about 70. 

 

Last reported average positivity rate statewide is up by almost a full point to 9.2% and up almost two points to 8.2% for our safe start zone.  The rate in Charlevoix county is 2.5%. The C-D-C target is 3%.  Hospital occupancy reports continue to look good.   71.1% of in-patient rooms are in use statewide and 65.1% in our region.  For I-C-Us, the rate is 75% for the state and 65.2% locally. Those numbers are for overall utilization—not just for COVID-19.  The COVID-19 case count in our local hospitals is down by three in Petoskey and unchanged in Charlevoix. Munson Hospital in Charlevoix has one COVID-19 patients, in a regular room.  At McLaren in Petoskey, they have 7 patients–all of them are in their I-C-U. 

 

On the island, the Health Center reports another two tests run and one back as negative.  There are two tests pending. No new positives since December 7th—so we are quickly approaching the point where all known cases on the island will be more than 30 days old.

 

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

497127

12598

8983

265

Region

7716

163

214

5

TVC Zone

12989

311

373

12

UP

14416

324

161

0

211 of the total deaths are reclassifications. This report covers 3 days.

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

2837

81

 

Region

48

2

 

TVC Zone

80

4

 

UP

47

1

Note: Look back 4 days to adj. for no 12/31-1/1 & no Sunday data.

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

567

10

38

1

Benzie

596

25

32

0

Charlevoix

718

10

-4

0

Emmet

1083

33

25

0

Grand Traverse

2855

44

111

1

Kalkaska

464

13

6

1

Leelanau

565

8

12

1

Otsego

868

20

-6

1

Link to data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases (cases <31 days old)

State

147106

 

 

Region

2501

 

 

TVC Zone

4636

 

 

UP

2680

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

 

Data from January 2, 2021