Region's positivity rate for COVID-19 surpasses state level

GAYLORD — The positivity rate for COVID-19 in Northern Michigan is exceeding levels seen in previous surges of the disease.

Dr. Christine Nefcy, chief medical officer for Munson Healthcare, said Tuesday 21% of tests for the disease in the area served by the Munson system were positive, higher than the overall state rate of 16.8%, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).