Stats beginning to show progress in COVID battle
DHD#10 continues to ramp up vaccinations throughout the ten-county region while seeing the number of cases and hospitalizations taking a turn in the right direction.
The past 6 weeks (12/13/2020- 1/23/2021) saw 2400 cases compared to nearly 5296 in the previous 6-week period. In the first three weeks since the beginning of the year the average number of daily cases has tumbled from 67.7 per day to 56.7 per day in the second week and a drop to 40.1.this past week.
Gerber Memorial, averaging 4 COVID beds a day the past 6 weeks, had 2 as of Tuesday.
1543 vaccinations have been given thus far by DHD#10 in Newaygo County, part of 2750 overall doses that have made their way into NC arms. Region-wide there have been 20,783 inoculations with DHD#10 delivering 11,844 of those shots.
The Health Department continues to ask for patience from those still striving to schedule an appointment and encourages all to sign up for their Public Health Alert at www.dhd10.org/subscribe to stay informed.