MANISTEE COUNTY — Manistee County has had 103 cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday’s data.
Manistee County has had three deaths, nine probable cases and 61 recoveries.
Of the cases in the county, the state shows 54 were listed as female, 46 were listed as male and one was unknown.
According to the DHD#10 county profile for September, 34.6% of Manistee County’s cases involved people aged 20 to 29.
In the DHD#10’s 10-county region, most cases were split more or less evenly without any age group contributing an overwhelming majority of COVID-19 cases.
In the department’s coverage areas, people aged 20-29 made up the largest group by percentage at about 20% and was followed by the 0-19 group which made up over 15%.
According to the DHD#10 heatmap, Brown, Stronach and Manistee Townships have seen higher rates than the rest of the county.
A STATEWIDE LOOK
Here are some quick facts from the latest Michigan Department of Health and Human Services report.
• There were 144,897 cases and 7,010 deaths statewide during the pandemic.
• This is an increase of 1,791 cases and 23 deaths. Of the 23, 15 were identified during a vital records review.
• Case counts are cumulative, not reduced due to recoveries and are listed for the patients’ resident county.
• There have been 109,539 recoveries from COVID-19. This information was published by the state on Oct. 17 and is updated weekly.
• Recovery numbers show that a person is alive after 30 days from the onset of testing or onset of symptoms.
NEIGHBORS AND THE REGION
• Manistee’s neighboring Grand Traverse County reported 560 cases and 13 deaths.
• Wexford County reported 129 cases and five deaths.
• Benzie County has seen 96 cases and two deaths, according to the state’s numbers. However, the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department reports 88 cases in the county as of Sunday.
• Lake County has seen 42 cases.
• Mason County has seen 156 cases and one death.
• All counties in the state have reported cases of COVID-19.
• Most cases in the northern Lower Peninsula could be found in Grand Traverse County. However, Alpena County leads northern Michigan with deaths at 14.
According to the latest data from the state’s tracking of personal protective equipment and hospital beds, the Munson Health System, which Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital is a part of, lists five COVID-19 patients.
Munson Healthcare halted reporting of its testing information and started posting data published by the state for the northern Michigan region.
Manistee County is considered part of region 7 for tracking by the state.
Region 7 includes: Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Roscommon, Benzie, Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Crawford, Oscoda, Antrim, Otsego, Montmorency, Alpena, Presque Isle, Cheboygan, Emmet and Charlevoix counties.
The region had 14 adult COVID-19 patients hospitalized, two on ventilators and 13 either confirmed or suspected who were in intensive care.
Contact tracing is being conducted in the state to track where cases are, how the spread can be slowed and who may be affected.
With Manistee County, DHD#10 reports that 38 cases of contact tracing were paused for Manistee County. In that contact tracing category, 10 are listed as active and 87 are listed as completed for contact tracing.
In the case of a confirmed or suspected infection, public health staff reach out and ask about close contacts a person has had during the time they may have been infectious.
The calls are considered confidential and tracers are expected to protect the privacy of patients and contacts.
THE U.S. AND GLOBAL PICTURE
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the first confirmed case in the U.S. was reported Jan. 22.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. leads the globe by far in number of cases total and deaths.
The latest numbers from the CDC show the U.S. reported over 8 million cases and 218,511 deaths from COVID-19.
The U.S. is followed by India for the number of cases and Brazil for deaths for the highest counts globally.
WHO lists 39.5 million confirmed cases in the world.
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