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12 new infections reported

ALPENA — Public health officials on Thursday reported 12 newly infected Northeast Michiganders, including five Alpena County residents, four Presque Isle County residents, one Montmorency County resident, and two Alcona County residents.

State data showed that, as of Wednesday, 9,109 doses of coronavirus vaccine had been administered in Northeast Michigan.

As of Thursday, four people were hospitalized at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena with coronavirus infection, including two in intensive care, according to state data. The hospital was 36% full.

As of Wednesday, 37 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, 2,753 Northeast Michiganders have been confirmed or suspected infected since the pandemic hit Michigan in mid-March. Of those, 96 have died.

The last death was reported Tuesday.

Local public health officials have stopped tracking recoveries.

Crystal Nelson can be reached at 989-358-5687 or cnelson@thealpenanews.com.

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