No known active cases in Alpena County

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ALPENA — With three more Alpena County residents recovered, there are now zero known active cases of coronavirus infection in Alpena County, according to District Health Department No. 4 statistics.

Since the virus hit in mid-March, 111 Alpena County residents have tested positive for the disease. As of today, 98 of those infected have recovered and the rest have died, meaning no known infections exist.

Still, another 15 Alpena County residents are presumed to have been infected because they were exposed to infected people, though those 15 were not tested.

And public health officials say there are likely many people infected without knowing it because of the low testing rate, especially early in the outbreak, and because some people may be infected without showing any symptoms.

Health officials also reported one more Alcona County resident has recovered, pushing to 18 the total number of Alcona County residents who have recovered.

Twenty-three Alcona County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, one of whom has died.

Thirteen Presque Isle County residents have been infected, 11 of whom have recovered and one of whom has died.

Seven Montmorency County residents have been infected, with five recovered and one death.

Meanwhile, the state reported 669 new positive cases today, with 16 deaths. The deaths announced Monday include 11 identified during a vital records review, meaning only five new confirmed deaths associated with the coronavirus.

During the pandemic, Michigan has had a total of 79,176 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 6,176 deaths.


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