COVID-19

WVBI COVID-19 Update for September 10, 2020

Governor Whitmer says football players must wear face masks under their helmets while playing.  Her various orders had created some confusion at the Michigan Highschool Athletics Association because a prior order said masks weren’t required while exercising if it would interfere with the activity, but another Executive Order signed yesterday says they are required for football, soccer and volleyball.  Meantime, the Michigan Department of Health continues to recommend against all contact sports.  And, there was nothing from the governor yesterday about a time to reopen downstate theaters and other public performance spaces down state—which is causing some to wonder how playing football (even when health department experts advise against it) and eating inside without masks are both OK, but going to see a movie spread out in a large theater space is not.

 

Health Center report this morning shows three new tests run and two pending tests back as negative. Total tests so far are 172.  Of those, 167 are back as negative, three pending and six positives—with five of those for folks who’ve left the island and the remaining one more than 30 days old.  So, still no known active cases on the island.

 

State health officials reported 783 new confirmed cases in their data yesterday.  After one death reported yesterday, there were 13 new deaths reported yesterday—including one in Grand Traverse. There are now 108,595 confirmed cases since the crisis began.  Of those 20,635 are active.  Death toll stands at 6,552. The seven-day running average for new cases is up a bit to 698.  Average for deaths is stable at six.  M-I Safe Start Map which is still based on data from last Saturday shows a state-wide positive test rate running average at 3.4%, which is just slipping into the low risk zone and the average new case per capita rate state-wide is at 47.7 per million, which is at the low end of the high risk zone. 

 

Our region had 13 new cases in yesterday’s report and as noted above, one new death in Grand Traverse County.  New cases were in Benzie with one, here in Charlevoix with three, Grand Traverse with four, Kalkaska with two, Leelanau with one and Otsego with two. Overall total of cases in our region is 947 of which 369 are less than 30 days old. There have been 33 deaths overall.  Rolling averages are 10 new cases a day and no deaths.  In the U-P there were 21 new cases and no new deaths. They now have 1,177 total cases with 502 active and 19 deaths. Averages are 21 new cases a day, no deaths. 

 

Full county-by-county data for our region are in today’s script online along with state and region totals, plus rolling averages. 

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

108595

6552

783

13

Region

947

33

13

1

TVC Zone

1428

61

17

2

UP

1177

19

21

0

 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

698

6

 

Region

10

0

 

TVC Zone

15

0

 

UP

21

0

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

55

0

0

0

Benzie

56

2

1

0

Charlevoix

76

3

3

0

Emmet

122

4

0

0

Grand Traverse

353

8

4

1

Kalkaska

59

4

2

0

Leelanau

90

1

1

0

Otsego

136

11

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases

State

20635

 

 

Region

369

 

 

TVC Zone

501

 

 

UP

502

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data from 9/9/2020

 

Safe Start data for our zone show the positive test rate at 2.2%, which is in the low risk zone.  The number of new cases per million is 24.6, which is medium-high risk. The TVC zone continues to be the lowest risk zone in the state. There were 17 new cases in the T-C zone yesterday and two new deaths. 1,428 cases since the start with 501 active, and 61 deaths. Averages are 15 new cases a day and no deaths.

 

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