COVID-19

WVBI COVIF-19 Update for February 8, 2021

Decisions by some counties downstate to treat politicians as “frontline” workers entitle to vaccination ahead of seniors and others are sparking controversy. Oakland County and Detroit have offered the vaccine to politicians, with Oakland offering it to state legislators and county commissioners and Detroit offering it to legislators and city council members. Macomb County allows elected municipal leaders to sign up as well.  Those decisions don’t line up with directives from state officials, but new Health Department head Elizabeth Hertel has deflected questions about what she might do to enforce the state’s priority plan.

 

Friday and Saturday’s COVID-19 data reports from the state continued a now month long run of good trends.  There were, on average 1,199 new cases and 33 deaths each day. Saturday’s report also had 82 reclassified deaths in the report.  Seven-day average for new cases ticked up a bit to 906. For deaths the average is 42 a day—that number still being driven up by reclassifications. In the eight-county region we’ve followed from the start, there were 31 new cases on average for the two days and three total deaths. Charlevoix had one new case for the two days. Deaths were in Grand Traverse with one and Leelanau with two. Seven day running averages for our region are 21 new cases a day and one death. 

 

Statewide there are now 54,897 active cases—down by about 3,000. Our region has 1,281—down by about 100. 

 

Positivity rates shown on the state’s Safe Start dashboard continue to look good. Statewide rate is down three tenths point to 4.5%.  It’s 5.1% in our safe start zone—down one tenth. The rate in Charlevoix county is steady at 2.4%. The C-D-C target is 3%.  New case per million rates were on a steady slope down—for a month for the state and our zone and almost a month for Charlevoix County. Overall hospital occupancy rates continue to look good both statewide and in our safe start zone—essentially normal.  Statewide, 5.6% of available beds are occupied with COVID-19 patients. For I-C-U beds, COVID occupancy is 9.1%.  There are no COVID-19 patients at Munson in Charlevoix and four at McLaren in Petoskey—all in their I-C-U.

 

On the island, no new tests.  No tests pending. No new positives since 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

566630

14798

1379

20

Region

9284

196

39

2

TVC Zone

15593

389

60

3

UP

16044

372

22

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

1056

29

 

Region

23

1

 

TVC Zone

42

1

 

UP

18

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

718

15

2

0

Benzie

754

30

3

0

Charlevoix

812

12

0

0

Emmet

1211

35

5

0

Grand Traverse

3593

55

14

0

Kalkaska

528

14

4

0

Leelanau

715

14

7

2

Otsego

953

21

4

0

Link to data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases (cases <31 days old)

State

57894

 

 

Region

1391

 

 

TVC Zone

2287

 

 

UP

1341

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

 

 

Data from February 5, 2021, 2021

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

567648

14894

1018

96

Region

9307

197

23

1

TVC Zone

15629

391

36

2

UP

16056

374

12

2

82 deaths are reclassifications. There were 24 new deaths.

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

906

42

 

Region

21

1

 

TVC Zone

34

2

 

UP

16

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

724

15

6

0

Benzie

756

30

2

0

Charlevoix

813

12

1

0

Emmet

1210

35

-1

0

Grand Traverse

3603

56

10

1

Kalkaska

528

14

0

0

Leelanau

718

14

3

0

Otsego

955

21

2

0

Link to data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases (cases <31 days old)

State

54897

 

 

Region

1281

 

 

TVC Zone

2085

 

 

UP

1288

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

 

Data from February 6, 2021, 2021