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Coronavirus

COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations rise in Northeast Michigan

ALPENA — COVID-19 is spreading faster in Northeast Michigan — and putting more people in the hospital —- than it has in several weeks. Public health officials say 113 Northeast Michiganders contracted COVID-19 in the past week, the largest number of newly infected residents in a single ...

Feds raise virus risk level for Northeast Michigan

ALPENA — Northeast Michiganders are now at greater risk of COVID-19 infection than they have been for several weeks, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, although the risk of death or severe illness appears low. The CDC has raised the COVID-19 risk level for ...

37% boosted as COVID-19 infections continue

ALPENA — State health officials report just 37% of Northeast Michiganders have received a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine as dozens of Northeast Michiganders continue to get infected. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services this week for the first time began reporting ...

Marine sanctuary visitor center welcomes visitors after two-year shutdown

ALPENA — In a soft opening on Thursday, Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center welcomed a handful of guests for the first time in more than two years. Those guests are the first in 100,000 that normally come through on a yearly basis. While gift shop shelves need to be restocked and other ...

Northeast Michigan COVID-19 cases rising again

ALPENA — COVID-19 cases have risen again in Northeast Michigan after a brief lull, but public health officials said they don’t expect a sharp spike in infections and do expect hospitalizations and deaths to remain low. Public health officials this week reported 61 newly infected or ...

After two years of COVID-19, Northeast Michigan healing and looking forward

ALPENA — There’s no going back to normal, residents and officials say. Two years after health officials reported the first confirmed case of COVID-19 infection in Northeast Michigan, the coronavirus pandemic has left indelible marks on the lives and work of residents. Since the area’s ...