October 21, 2021

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The Education Specialists

Midland County COVID Report – Sept. 1, 2021

Midland County added 65 new COVID-19 cases and one death between Tuesday, Aug. 31, and Wednesday, Sept. 1.

COVID-19 numbers reported from Aug. 31-Sept. 1

Midland County: 65 cases and one death were added; pandemic total is 7,359 cases, 730 probable, 99 deaths and three probable deaths.

Bay County: 29 cases and one death were added; pandemic total stands at 11,116 cases, 712 probable, 349 deaths and 15 probable deaths.

Gladwin County: 13 cases were added; pandemic total stands at 2,046 cases, 405 probable, 58 deaths and four probable deaths.

Isabella County: 37 cases were added; pandemic total stands at 5,675 cases, 994 probable, 97 deaths and five probable deaths.


Saginaw County: 96 cases were added; pandemic total stands at 21,364 cases, 1,459 probable, 616 deaths and 21 probable deaths.

The state added 4,494 cases and 90 deaths between Tuesday and Wednesday. Overall, Michigan is at 951,192 cases and 20,347 deaths.

Recovered

According to the Midland County Health Department website, which was updated Aug. 30, 7,160 Midland County individuals have recovered from COVID. The state reported that as of Aug. 27, a total of 882,059 persons have recovered.

Testing

Midland County’s seven-day rolling positivity rate on Aug. 30 was listed at 11.3%, and Gladwin County’s was listed at 17.7%. Our 12-county region is listed at 11.9% and Michigan is at 8.9%.

MidMichigan Health statistics

As of Aug. 30, MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland was listed as having a 81% bed occupancy, with 18 COVID patients and two in the ICU. MidMichigan Medical Center in Gladwin was listed as having a 32% bed occupancy, with no COVID patients and none in the ICU.

Both medical centers reported having at least 15-30 days worth of personal protection equipment (N95, surgical masks, gowns, gloves and eye protection) on hand.

School

Below is a report provided by Midland Public Schools on the presence of COVID-19 in local schools. The Daily News doesn’t have readily available access to reports from Bullock Creek, Meridian or Freeland school systems.

As of Tuesday, Aug. 31, MPS reported 94 staff/students are in quarantine, 131 staff/students are close contacts to an individual who was confirmed COVID-19 positive and 38 staff/students are currently tested positive for the virus. Schools with one or more staff/student confirmed positive for COVID-19 as of Friday include Dow High, Midland High, Jefferson Middle, Northeast Middle, Adams Elementary, Chestnut Hill, Siebert Elementary and Woodcrest Elementary.

Midland County vaccinations

The Michigan COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard lists Midland’s completed vaccine rate is 64.4%, while CDC data and the New York Times vaccine tracker show Midland is closer to 50%. The Midland County Health Department refers to the Michigan COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard data. Currently, the vaccines are not authorized to be given to those under age 12. 

Midland County Health Department is hosting a weekly walk-in vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday on the second floor of the Midland County Services Building, 220 W. Ellsworth St., Midland.

The health department will also host a clinic from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 at Dow High School.

Future COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Midland County are listed at www.co.midland.mi.us/HealthDepartment/COVIDVaccineInformation.aspx. Those with questions may call 989-832-6380 or email [email protected]