COVID-19

WVBI COVID-19 Update for May 4, 2021

First, some news…

 

There’s a COVID-19 vaccination clinic planned for today at school, but the fog has the vaccination team trapped on the other side.  And, it doesn’t look like it will lift in time for them—so today’s event has been cancelled.  They are looking at times next week.  We’ll keep you up to date here on that and you can check the school website for updates, too.

 

Speaking of fog, your Community Calendar reporter got stuck across in the fog yesterday with no equipment to do the news.  Sorry for the missed day.

 

Yesterday’s state COVID-19 report again shows a downward trend in new cases over the two-day period it covers with just 2,518 new cases a day.  There were 29 deaths for the entire period or 15 a day. That brings the seven-day running average for new cases down to 3,368. For deaths, the average is up two to 64 including reclassifications. In our region, there were 37 new cases a day and one death overall. Charlevoix had a tota of three new cases—the death was in Benzie.

 

Safe start dashboard has new case count headed down across the board–state-wide, in our zone and in Charlevoix County for more than 20 days each. Positive test rate is 12.3% state-wide, 12% in our zone and 7.3% in the county—those numbers down across the board.

 

Hospital utilization data continues to run high, but it is down a bit, perhaps from the weekend, and the COVID-19 share of it has dropped even with that.  Overall occupancy for regular beds statewide is 78.5% and 81.9% for I-C-U beds. In our zone, those numbers are higher at 77.7% for regular beds and 85.9% for the I-C-U. Normal is in the mid 70s.  Statewide, 13.1% of regular beds have COVID-19 patients in them.  For I-C-U beds, the rate is 23.9%. Locally, Munson in Charlevoix is down a patient to none while McLaren in Petoskey is up one to 12.

 

At the health Center, no new tests.  No tests pending. Last positive tests were on the 7th.  There have been three positive tests since the current island cases began. Positive rate is 9.1%.

 

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

849420

17771

5035

29

Region

14538

259

73

1

TVC Zone

25294

522

155

3

UP

19209

411

66

0

New referrals of confirmed cases to the MDSS since Saturday, May 1st. 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

3368

64

 

Region

53

2

 

TVC Zone

101

3

 

UP

49

1

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

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

1225

21

9

0

Benzie

1024

32

6

1

Charlevoix

1225

20

3

0

Emmet

1829

40

9

0

Grand Traverse

5420

75

32

0

Kalkaska

987

21

2

0

Leelanau

990

18

3

0

Otsego

1838

32

9

0

Link to data.

 

 

 

 

 

11664

Est. Active Cases (cases <31 days old)

State

165627

 

136

Region

2874

 

291

TVC Zone

5252

 

92

UP

1837

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

 

 

Data from May 3, 2021

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