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8 more infections reported

ALPENA — Eight more Northeast Michigan residents are infected with COVID-19.

Public health officials on Wednesday reported eight newly infected Northeast Michiganders, including five Alpena County residents, two Presque Isle County residents, and one Montmorency County resident.

No new infections were reported for Alcona County residents.

State data showed that, as of Wednesday, 12,412 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 Tuesday, 34 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, 2,783 Northeast Michiganders have been confirmed or suspected infected since the pandemic hit Michigan in mid-March. Of those, 100 have died.

The last death was reported on Tuesday.

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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