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Possible virus exposure at Hillman wedding reception

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

Attendees at a wedding reception at the Hillman Community Center on Saturday may have been exposed to the coronavirus and should monitor for symptoms, local public health officials advised today.

In a press release, District Health Department No. 4 said people visiting the reception Saturday from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. may have been exposed to the virus.

A wedding that preceded the reception, at the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods in Indian River, is also a possible exposure site, according to health officials.

Those who attended the Hillman wedding or reception and experience symptoms within 14 days are asked to call District Health Department No. 4 to report any illness, contact their doctor, and consider getting tested.

The health department announced one new COVID-19 infection in a resident of Alpena County today.

The new case raises the total of residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus to 119 — of whom 104 have recovered — and 14 people who were infected with the disease have died.

The numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Presque Isle, Montmorency and Alcona counties did not change since Monday.

Of the infections in Alpena, 92 stem from a previous outbreak at MediLodge, and nine of the deaths were among MediLodge residents who were infected at the time of death.

There have been 22 Presque Isle County residents confirmed infected, and one county resident died after testing positive, although that resident recovered before dying, according to health officials. Twelve confirmed infections have been reported among Montmorency County residents. In Alcona County, 34 residents have been confirmed infected, and two county residents died after testing positive.

In Michigan there were 571 new confirmed infections and 11 deaths reported today.

All told, 113,183 Michigan residents have been confirmed to be infected, with the brunt of that total stemming from the Detroit area. More than 31,400 residents from Wayne County, 15,717 from Oakland County, and 13,292 from Macomb County have been confirmed infected. In the state, 6,612 people have died after being infected with the coronavirus, including 4,882 from those three counties.

In Kent County, which includes Grand Rapids, 8,367 residents have tested positive and 170 residents have died while being infected with COVID-19.

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