Local COVID-19 cases on upward trajectory

The number of coronavirus cases in St. Clair County since the onset of the pandemic has now exceeded 1300 after a sharp spike in cases over the past weekend. According to the St. Clair county Health Department, there have been 56 new cases since Friday, as well as one new death. Of those new cases, over 20-percent are believed to be tied to gatherings and social events. The total caseload as of Monday in St. Clair County is 1311, with 63 fatalities to date. Recoveries also increased by 40 to 1021. Health officials say over the last two weeks, the number of new COVID-19 cases has increased by approximately 55-percent per day.

Over the past weekend, Sanilac Couty picked up six new cases for a total of 162 and deaths were unchanged at 6. Lapeer County’s caseload increased by 46 and deaths remained unchanged at 37.

Michigan health officials are reporting 2,909 new cases of the coronavirus and 21 additional COVID-19 deaths since Saturday. Michigan has now had 147,806 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 7,031 COVID-19 deaths.