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Coronavirus

CDC: Alpena region should continue to mask

ALPENA — Northeast Michigan counties make up four of the six Michigan counties still considered at high risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends continued mask usage in the four-county Alpena area, as well as in Sanilac ...

ACC maintains facemask mandate as active infections fall sharply

ALPENA -- Alpena Community College officials will continue to ask students to mask at least until after the college’s spring break, despite declining active infections and masking rules falling elsewhere. As of Thursday, at least 180 Northeast Michiganders were actively infected with ...

Active infections inch upward again

ALPENA -- The number of Northeast Michiganders actively infected with the coronavirus inched upward again this week as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said COVID-19 vaccines have been less effective against the omicron variant of the disease but still greatly reduce the ...

New weekly cases decrease in Northeast Michigan

ALPENA -- Weekly reported cases of COVID-19 have decreased rapidly in the past two weeks. After averaging more than 300 new reported infections per week in January, in the past week, public health officials have reported 92 newly infected or probably infected Northeast Michiganders who had been ...

191 newly infected, 60% vaccinated this week

ALPENA -- As of Thursday, at least 943 Northeast Michiganders were actively infected with COVID-19, while about 60% of Northeast Michiganders 5 and older had been fully vaccinated against the disease. This week’s active infections -- a News estimate based on cumulative infections minus ...

Region exceeds 10,000 COVID-19 infections

ALPENA -- By the end of January, health officials reported more than 10,000 Northeast Michiganders infected or probably infected with COVID-19 since the pandemic’s start in mid-March 2020. As of Thursday, 1,029 Northeast Michiganders were actively infected with COVID-19, while about 58% of ...