1 death, six more infected

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ALPENA — One more Presque Isle resident has died after being infected with COVID-19, local public health officials reported on Monday.

Public health officials on Monday reported six newly infected Northeast Michiganders, including two Alpena County residents, three Presque Isle County residents, and one Montmorency County resident.

Data was not updated by District Health Department No. 2 on Monday, which reports infections in Alcona County residents.

State data showed that, as of Friday, 9,692 doses of coronavirus vaccine had been administered in Northeast Michigan.

As of Monday, four people were hospitalized at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena with coronavirus infection, including one in intensive care, according to state data. The hospital was 37% full.

As of Monday, 29 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.

As of Jan. 19, infection data for Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle counties includes both confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 infection. Alcona County data includes only confirmed cases.

Based on that data, 2,767 Northeast Michiganders have been confirmed or suspected infected since the pandemic hit Michigan in mid-March. Of those, 97 have died.

The last death was reported Monday.

Local public health officials have stopped tracking recoveries.


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