COVID-19

WVBI COVID-19 Update for March 19, 2021

There’s another big batch of new COVID-19 cases in yesterday’s state report—2,629 of them and COVID-19 related cases in hospitals are creeping up—we’ll get to that in a bit…But, there was just one new death statewide, and that’s after none yesterday. There were also 24 reclassified deaths reported. Seven day rolling averages are 2,149 for new cases—that’s up again—and 15 for deaths with reclassifications included—that’s unchanged. In our region there were 48 new cases and no deaths. Charlevoix had six new cases. Seven day running averages for the region are 48 new cases a day and no deaths.

 

Statewide there are now 42,157 active cases, up about 1,800. Our region has 980, which is up by 56. 

 

Statewide test positivity rate is up three tenths to 6.2%.  It’s up two tenths to 6.8% in our safe start zone. In Charlevoix we are down a tenth to 5.1%. C-D-C target is 3% or less.  New case per million rates shown on the safe start dashboard are showing headed up statewide and in Charlevoix. Our Safe Start Zone is shows headed down. 

 

Overall hospital occupancy data looks good with those rates at or near normal levels of 75%. But for COVID-19 patients, the statewide percentage of regular beds occupied is creeping up. It’s 5.2%.  I-C-U bed occupancy is at 9.2%.  A week ago those numbers were 45 amd 7.2% respectively. Locally, No COVID-19 patients at Munson in Charlevoix, but McLaren in Petoskey has doubled its patient count to 6, all in their I-C-U.  

 

On the island, no new tests run.  No results pending. Last positive test was 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

618421

15835

2629

25

Region

10445

213

68

0

TVC Zone

17803

428

147

1

UP

16717

393

27

2

24 deaths are reclassifications. There was 1 new death.

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

2149

15

 

Region

48

0

 

TVC Zone

101

1

 

UP

21

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

835

15

10

0

Benzie

813

31

2

0

Charlevoix

882

13

6

0

Emmet

1301

38

1

0

Grand Traverse

4087

63

26

0

Kalkaska

635

15

8

0

Leelanau

792

15

2

0

Otsego

1100

23

13

0

Link to data.

 

 

 

 

 

1854

Est. Active Cases (cases <31 days old)

State

42157

 

56

Region

980

 

121

TVC Zone

1858

 

8

UP

489

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

 

Data from March 15, 2021

 

A reminder for you:  The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is asking all island residents 16 and older who haven’t been vaccinated to complete an on-line pre-registration survey.  It’s to help the department plan their next COVID-19 vaccination clinic on the island, which will be in early April.  There’s a link to the survey in today’s script online and on the W-V-B-I COVID-19 info page.  Find it all at W-V-B-I dot net.