CADILLAC — The northern Michigan area served by Munson Healthcare is at an all-time excessive by way of positivity charges for the novel coronavirus.

Throughout Tuesday’s repeatedly scheduled press convention, Munson Healthcare’s chief of medication famous that the positivity fee of all Munson communities is 15.2% on a rolling two-week common; it was 16% final week.

“That fee, that 15.2% and 16%, is the very best we have seen throughout this pandemic,” Dr. Christine Nefcy mentioned.

Within the Cadillac Information protection space, the charges are even greater.

The 7-day averages in counties inside the newspaper’s protection space, in accordance with MI Protected Begin Map, are 24.1% in Wexford County, 27.6% in Missaukee County, 17.9% in Lake County and 19.7% in Osceola County.

In Osceola County, circumstances climbed by eight and reached a pandemic complete of 1,237 on Tuesday, in accordance with knowledge from Central Michigan District Well being Division. Osceola County has had 24 COVID deaths.

District Well being Division No. 10, which has jurisdiction within the Cadillac Information counties Wexford, Missaukee and Lake, has stopped issuing every day updates to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard. State knowledge, nevertheless, exhibits Wexford County at a pandemic complete of 1,971 circumstances, a rise of 36 since Monday. The county additionally seems to have misplaced three extra folks, reaching 27 deaths; nevertheless, deaths normally fluctuate after the native well being division verifies data as a result of deaths are generally reported to the mistaken counties. DHD No. 10 will replace once more on Monday, April 12.

State knowledge has Missaukee County at a cumulative complete of 979, a rise of 19. Missaukee County has had 12 deaths.

Lake County is at 437 circumstances, an uptick of 10 since Monday. Lake County has had 11 deaths.

Statewide COVID-19 deaths climbed by 4,964 and reached 707,463 confirmed circumstances. A assessment of significant information and new deaths introduced the state’s COVID dying complete up by 58 to 16,297.

Central Michigan District Well being Division on Tuesday introduced that the division is open to vaccinating folks that stay or work in one of many division’s counties as long as you’re age 16 or older.

State pointers opened COVID-19 vaccination as much as everyone 16 and older, no matter occupation or medical situation, on April 5.

CMDHD is permitting folks to schedule their appointments on-line. In the event you stay, work or attend faculty in Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Osceola or Roscommon Counties, you’ll be able to obtain a vaccine by means of CMDHD.

The hyperlink for registration is right here:

https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6224197/COVID-19-Vaccination-Signal-Up

Nevertheless, “16 and 17 year-olds should schedule an appointment in choose places in Clare and Isabella County as Pfizer is the one accepted vaccine for this age group,” CMDHD mentioned.

CMDHD mentioned in the event you do not see an out there vaccine appointment, to test again later as new dates and occasions are added repeatedly.

The division can be in search of volunteers to workers clinics.

“We’re in search of pleasant faces who may also help work our clinics. No medical expertise is critical; nevertheless, medical volunteers are additionally welcome! In the event you or somebody you realize is , please e-mail us at [email protected] or name 989-773-5921 ext.1433,” CMDHD mentioned in a information launch.