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Coronavirus

Health officials: help reduce virus spread

ALPENA—The Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance is urging northern Michigan residents to take cautionary measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 across the region. The Alliance said the Delta variant is much more contagious than past versions of the virus. Because the number of cases ...

Keep track of Northeast Michigan’s COVID-19 data

ALPENA -- Since public health officials reported the first Northeast Michigan infection on April 6, 2020, The News has kept tabs on the virus’ spread in the region. Hover over the interactive graphics below to see the data. If you’re viewing on a mobile device, turn your device ...

Local health officials confirm first case of Delta variant

ALPENA — Local public health officials announced on Friday an Alpena County resident is the first in Northeast Michigan to be infected by the COVID-19 Delta variant. Health Department officials said in a news release they were notified by the State Health Department about the infected ...

13 new infections reported this week

ALPENA — As of Friday, 55.7% of Alpena County residents 16 or older had been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to state data. Public health experts have said we could consider the coronavirus pandemic over once 70% of the population has been vaccinated. The state says ...

Keep track of Northeast Michigan’s COVID-19 data

ALPENA -- Since public health officials reported the first Northeast Michigan infection on April 6, 2020, The News has kept tabs on the virus’ spread in the region. Hover over the interactive graphics below to see the data. If you’re viewing on a mobile device, turn your device ...