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Largest 1-day jump in infected Northeast Michiganders reported

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

ALPENA — Northeast Michigan today saw its largest one-day jump in newly reported COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began in mid-March.

Local public health officials reported 56 newly infected Northeast Michiganders, more than in any other single day. Health officials reported more than 100 cases in each of the past two weekends, but those figures represent multiple-day counts.

The largest single-day count during the first coronavirus wave in the spring was 23 cases reported on April 21.

Newly infected as of today were 31 Alpena County residents, 10 Presque Isle County residents, eight Montmorency County residents, and seven Alcona County residents, according to public health officials.

The interactive graphic below shows active infections in Northeast Michigan over time. Story continues below graphic.

That means that, as of today, 691 Northeast Michiganders were actively infected, meaning they’d been confirmed infected with COVID-19 but have not recovered or died.

As of Monday, 16 COVID-19 patients, two of whom were in intensive care, were hospitalized at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, according to state data. The Alpena hospital was 35% full. The patient census for individual hospitals was not updated today.

The interactive chart below shows cumulative infections, recoveries and deaths in Northeast Michigan over time. Story continues below graphic.

As of Monday, 134 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection across the state-designated, 18-county health care region that includes Alpena, Presque Isle, and Montmorency counties, according to state data. That’s three fewer patients than was reported on Monday.

Since the pandemic hit Michigan in mid-March, 922 Northeast Michiganders have been infected, according to local public health agencies. Of those, 208 have recovered and 23 have died.

The last death was reported Monday.

Flip through the interactive timeline below to see how the coronavirus spread through Northeast Michigan.

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