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1 more resident dies; 12 new infections reported

ALPENA — Another Presque Isle County resident has died while infected with COVID-19. The resident is the 25th resident in the county who has died after being infected since the onset of the pandemic.

Public health officials on Monday, reported that 10 Alpena County residents and two Presque Isle County residents tested positive for the virus since Friday. There were no new infections reported in Montmorency County, and District Health Department No. 2 has yet to update Alcona County’s totals.

State data showed that, as of Friday, 14,325 doses of coronavirus vaccine had been administered in Northeast Michigan.

As of Thursday, three people were hospitalized at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena with coronavirus infection, none being in intensive care, according to state data. The hospital was 48% full.

As of Monday, 23 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.

The new death in Presque County bumps the total of residents who have died while infected with the coronavirus to 101.

Local public health officials have stopped tracking recoveries.

COVID-19 vaccine: FAQ

Who’s currently eligible to receive the vaccine?

Those 65 and older, health care workers, police, firefighters, teachers and child care workers.

How do I get an appointment?

Pre-register online (preferred) at dhd4.org, dhd2.org, or clinic.meijer.com. Residents of Alpena, Presque Isle, or Montmorency counties can call 989-356-4507 and choose option 1.

What if I don’t have the internet?

The Alpena Senior Citizens Center can help. Call 989-356-3585.

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