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Coronavirus

3 more deaths as Northeast Michigan count reaches 100

ALPENA — Since Northeast Michigan reported its first COVID-19 infection last April, 100 Northeast Michigan residents have died after being infected with COVID-19. Local public health officials announced on Tuesday that three more Northeast Michigan residents died after being infected ...

1 death, six more infected

ALPENA — One more Presque Isle resident has died after being infected with COVID-19, local public health officials reported on Monday. Public health officials on Monday reported six newly infected Northeast Michiganders, including two Alpena County residents, three Presque Isle County ...

Doctor says she quit over unsafe conditions at Alpena hospital

ALPENA — A former MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena doctor told CBS’s “This Morning” she quit because working conditions at the hospital were unsafe and personal protective equipment was not being used properly. Dr. Ann Victory, who quit the hospital on Dec. 3, said in a segment that ...

Officials: Clinics crucial for residents needing second Pfizer dose

ALPENA -- Second-dose vaccine clinics on Sunday and Tuesday will provide what may be the only opportunity for residents who received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to finish their full vaccination, health officials caution. Though weather may not be ideal, it is “very, very important” that ...

12 new infections reported

ALPENA — Public health officials on Thursday reported 12 newly infected Northeast Michiganders, including five Alpena County residents, four Presque Isle County residents, one Montmorency County resident, and two Alcona County residents. State data showed that, as of Wednesday, 9,109 ...

Positive tests drop, but so do test requests

ALPENA — The number of positive COVID-19 tests among Northeast Michiganders has dropped markedly in recent weeks, but so has the number of coronavirus tests being requested by local residents. After averaging 107 tests a day in November and December, in January an average of 89 ...

Three more residents infected

ALPENA -- Public health officials on Wednesday reported three newly infected or probably infected Northeast Michiganders, including two Alpena County residents and one Presque Isle County resident. No new infections were reported among Montmorency or Alcona county residents. State data ...

DHD4 rescheduling appointments after canceled vaccine clinic

ALPENA — District Health Department No. 4 staff will call to reschedule appointments for individuals who had their COVID-19 vaccination clinic appointment canceled last week. The Health Department expects to receive 1,000 first-dose vaccines this week, DHD No. 4 officials said in a ...

DHD No. 4 expects to receive 1,000 vaccines this week

ALPENA -- District Health Department No. 4 staff will call to reschedule appointments for individuals who had their COVID-19 vaccination clinic appointment canceled last week. The Health Department expects to receive 1,000 first-dose vaccines this week, DHD No. 4 officials said in a press ...

One more death reported

ALPENA— The rate of confirmed COVID-19 infections to residents in Northeast Michigan continues to dip, but with the reopening of restaurants and taverns, with restrictions, adhering to recommended precautions is encouraged. Public health officials on Monday, reported seven newly infected ...

Athletes, parents rally to start sports

LANSING (AP) — A few hundred high school athletes, their parents and other supporters rallied outside Michigan’s Capitol in Lansing in support of the reopening of sports programs shut down by COVID-19 restrictions. Saturday’s “Let Them Play” demonstration was held as the state ...

State debates lifting ban on contact sports

LANSING, — The fight over whether to allow youth contact sports took center court Thursday in Lansing as Michigan lawmakers heard testimony from educators, parents and students wanting to get back to competition. Even though a ban on indoor dining ends Feb. 1, youth contact sports, ...

No new virus deaths reported

ALPENA -- Local public health officials today reported no new coronavirus-related deaths. Officials today reported nine newly infected Northeast Michiganders, including eight confirmed Alcona County residents and one Presque Isle County resident. State data showed that, as of today, 7,910 ...

Alpena Public Schools extends virus leave

ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools employees will continue to receive COVID-19-related sick leave after district administrators reversed course on a previous recommendation. The APS Board of Education voted to continue the COVID-19 sick leave for employees on Monday. Federal coronavirus ...

Whitmer: Holding back federal virus aid ‘cruel and reckless’

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that she will not cede her authority to issue certain COVID-19 restrictions, calling Republicans’ attempt to hold back federal pandemic relief funding unless she changes course “cruel and reckless.” The Democratic governor urged GOP ...

1 more death, 3 more infected

ALPENA -- One more Alpena County resident died after being infected with COVID-19, while only three more Northeast Michigan residents were reported infected today. The death of an Alpena County resident brings to 94 the total number of Northeast Michiganders who have died after being ...

COVID, historic volume still cause mail to arrive late

ALPENA — Many Northeast Michigan residents are still waiting longer than normal to receive mail from the U.S. Postal Service. Some of those Northeast Michiganders are just now receiving packages sent before the holiday season, traditionally when volumes for the Postal Service peak, while ...

Some essential workers may get vaccine sooner than expected

ALPENA — People not at high risk from exposure to COVID-19 or labeled essential workers may need to wait until fall to be vaccinated against the sickness, according to a tentative vaccination timeline provided by the state. The news comes as local health officials say they can no longer ...

2 more deaths, but few new infections

ALPENA -- Two more Northeast Michiganders have died after being infected with COVID-19, local public health officials said on today. Officials also reported four newly infected Northeast Michiganders, including two Presque Isle County residents and two Alcona County residents. That is the ...

2 more residents die after COVID-19 infection

ALPENA -- Two more residents of Montmorency County have died after being infected with the coronavirus, public health officials said. Public health officials on Monday reported 39 newly infected Northeast Michiganders since Friday, including 26 Alpena County residents, nine Presque Isle County ...