Manistee County’s new average COVID case rate drops to 2.3 per day


MANISTEE COUNTY – Compared to recent reports, the average number of new cases per day in Manistee County has decreased to approximately 2.3 new cases per day for three days.

According to Monday’s update provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Manistee County has had a total of 2,761 COVID-19 cases and 69 deaths.

This is an increase of seven new cases and one new death since the last status update on Friday.

On November 28, 2020, the county recorded 17 new cases in a single day and the same number again on April 12, 2021. On November 16, 2021, the county broke that record with 18 cases recorded, according to information from MDHHS. On January 11, 2022, Manistee County recorded 24 new cases in one day – the highest total yet.

According to the latest monthly summary report released by the District No. 10 Health Department for Manistee County, less than half of the county’s cases were symptomatic during their illness.

Of the symptoms reported in January, cough was most commonly reported at 48.1%, followed by headache at 44.4%. The county recorded 451 cases and 12 deaths in January.

DHD #10 announced on February 10 that it was discontinuing daily reporting of COVID-19 cases and moving to weekly COVID-19 reporting, effective February 14.

Here are some quick facts from the latest MDHHS report:

• There have been just over 2.05 million cases and 31,817 deaths statewide during the pandemic.

• This is an increase of 1,860 cases and 26 deaths, an average of 620 cases per day for three days.

• Grand Traverse County has reported 13,302 cases and 190 deaths. This is an increase of 20 new cases and one new death.

• County Wexford has reported 5,263 cases and 92 deaths. This is an increase of nine new cases with no new deaths.

• Benzie County has recorded 2,396 cases and 56 deaths. There were no new cases and no new deaths.

• Lake County has recorded 1,528 cases and 32 deaths. This is an increase of three new cases with no new deaths.

• Mason County has recorded 6,048 cases and 84 deaths. This is an increase of 14 new cases with no new deaths.

Manistee County is considered part of Region 7 for state tracking. Region 7 includes Manistee and 17 other counties.

The region has 946 hospital beds, with 521 occupants in hospital beds and 112 in the intensive care unit as of Monday.

The region also has 52 adults who have had suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in hospital, six on ventilators and 15 adult patients in the intensive care unit who have been confirmed or suspected of having had COVID-19.

Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital has two COVID-19 patients according to the most recent data available from MDHHS.

Manistee County has 62.2% of its population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to state data from Feb. 25, the most recent data available. That’s 14,614 eligible residents out of 23,506, according to 2019 census estimates for people ages 5 and older.

So far, 353 Manistee County residents ages 5-11 have started their COVID-19 vaccine, or 23.4%; this age group has a total population of 1,509. In the 12-15 year old group, 456 children started the vaccine of which 423 finished, ie 42.7% who had an initiation dose and 39.6% who finished their vaccinations. There are 1,067 children in this age group.

In Benzie County, approximately 66.6% of residents are fully immunized.

DHD#10 allows parents and guardians to make an appointment to have their children aged 5 and over vaccinated against COVID-19 at

DHD#10 offers off-site vaccination clinics. Participants do not need an appointment. All clinics will have Pfizer for people 5 and over and most will have Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for 18 and over.

The health department is also scheduling third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone age 12 or older; you can make an appointment at

The United States has the highest number in the world. India has the second highest number of cases and Brazil the second highest number of deaths.

According to Center for Disease Control and Preventionthere have been approximately 78.7 million cases in the United States and 944,517 deaths.

the World Health Organization lists more than 434 million confirmed cases and 5.9 million deaths worldwide. About 10.5 billion doses of the vaccine have been administered worldwide.

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