COVID-19

WVBI COVID-19 Update for June 7, 2021

The politicos down in Lansing finally seem to have awakened to the fact that folks can’t into the Secretary of States office to get plates, renew drivers licenses and so on.  But they can’t agree what to do about it.  Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson adopted a temporary appointment only system as the pandemic wore on—that and repeated extensions of deadlines are said to be the source of the backlog. And Benson announced recently that the appointment only approach is a permanent change.  Democrats want to spend $25 million on over-time to address the issue.  Republicans say not a dime until the offices open up again to walk—in service. 

 

Weekend COVID-19 data looks good. There  were an average of 417 cases a day and an average of 15 deaths a day.  There were also 66 reclassified deaths. That brings the seven day running averages to 439 new cases and 36 deaths a day (including the reclassifications). In our eight-county region there were 20 new cases and three deaths over the two days. Charlevoix County had four new cases. The deaths were in Benzie, Grand Traverse and Leelanau with one each. Averages for our region are now nine new cases a day and one death.

 

On the island, no new tests, no new positives and no tests pending. Last positive was May 14th.

 

Safe start dashboard has new case counts headed down state-wide, in our zone and in Charlevoix County. Positive test rates headed down, too. Current state rate is 3.3%. It’s 3.6% in the Traverse City zone.  And in Charlevoix County, we are up to 3.6%, now above the C-D-C’s 3% target. Active case counts are down—by about  4,300 statewide, 135 in the T-V-C zone, and down 82 in our region, where we have 566 active cases.

 

Hospitalization utilization rates continue to pretty much unchanged—a little high from what the C=D=C says is normal overall—but the COVID-19 share of patients continues to drop.  Statewide, it’s now 3.9% for all beds and 8.1% for I-C-U beds statewide. Locally, Munson in Charlevoix continues with no COVID-19 patients. McLaren in Petoskey has three. That includes 1 patient in their I-C-U.

 

Remember, if you aren’t vaccinated, you need to continue wearing a mask for now while inside at public spaces. You can ditch the mask once you are fully vaccinated—and lucky for you the Health Center has COVID-19 vaccinations available. Just call 2275 to set up your appointment.  And, remember that masks are still required on the ferry and planes—and at school.

 

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

890328

19364

817

98

Region

15200

283

14

3

TVC Zone

26546

569

24

5

UP

20021

435

15

0

Data from secondary table with revised onset & death dates.

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

524

39

 

Region

11

1

 

TVC Zone

15

1

 

UP

10

1

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

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

1299

23

0

0

Benzie

1060

35

2

1

Charlevoix

1299

21

4

0

Emmet

1909

42

3

0

Grand Traverse

5646

84

4

1

Kalkaska

1045

23

1

0

Leelanau

1022

19

0

1

Otsego

1920

36

0

0

Link to data.

Δ Active

 

 

Active

 

 

-1710

Est. Active Cases (cases <31 days old)

State

38381

 

 

-53

Region

595

 

 

-71

TVC Zone

1157

 

 

-62

UP

735

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

 

Data from June 4, 2021

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

890345

19365

17

1

Region

15200

283

0

0

TVC Zone

26546

569

0

0

UP

20021

435

0

0

66 deaths are reclassified. Over the weekend there were 33 new deaths.

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

439

36

 

Region

9

1

 

TVC Zone

13

1

 

UP

7

1

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

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

1299

23

0

0

Benzie

1060

35

0

0

Charlevoix

1299

21

0

0

Emmet

1909

42

0

0

Grand Traverse

5646

84

0

0

Kalkaska

1045

23

0

0

Leelanau

1022

19

0

0

Otsego

1920

36

0

0

Link to data.

Δ Active

 

 

Active

 

 

-2572

Est. Active Cases (cases <31 days old)

State

35809

 

 

-29

Region

566

 

 

-64

TVC Zone

1093

 

 

-46

UP

689

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

 

Data from June 5, 2021