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2 new Presque Isle County cases inaccurate, Health Department says

Courtesy Image An illustration of the coronavirus provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ALPENA — District Health Department No. 4 today reported two fewer infected Presque Isle County residents.

Health Department Spokeswoman Cathy Goike said the wrong county was entered when the cases were reported.

Goike said staff discovered the mistake during contact tracing.

Cases are reported based on the patients’ address, not where they are when they were tested.

The change means 13, not 15, Presque Isle County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, since the virus hit Michigan in mid-March. Twelve of those people have since recovered.

A total of 151 Northeast Michiganders have been infected by the virus, including 111 Alpena County residents, 20 Alcona County residents, and seven in Montmorency County residents, in addition to the 13 Presque Isle County residents.

No new cases or deaths were reported by local health departments today.

As of today, 13 Northeast Michiganders have died while infected with the virus, including 12 Alpena County residents and one Alcona County resident.

The state reported 584 new cases and six new deaths, bringing the total number of cases to 70,306 and those who died while infected with the disease to 6,081.

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