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2 more residents die after COVID-19 infection

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

ALPENA — Two more residents of Montmorency County have died after being infected with the coronavirus, public health officials said.

Public health officials on Monday reported 39 newly infected Northeast Michiganders since Friday, including 26 Alpena County residents, nine Presque Isle County residents, and four Montmorency County residents

State data showed that, as of Saturday, 6,929 doses of coronavirus vaccine had been administered in Northeast Michigan.

As of Monday, five people were hospitalized at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena with coronavirus infection, including one in intensive care, according to state data. The hospital was 39% full.

As of Monday, 47 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.

Since the pandemic hit Michigan in mid-March, 2,694 Northeast Michiganders have been infected, according to local public health agencies. Of those, 92 have died.

Local public health officials have stopped tracking recoveries.

In the last week, four more residents of Northeast Michigan nursing homes have died after being infected with the coronavirus, according to state. One more nursing home resident and one more nursing home employee was infected.

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