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DHD4 reports one new infection

ALPENA — The District Health Department No. 4 daily update on COVID-19 data showed on Tuesday that there was only one new case in its three-county area that includes Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle counties.

District Health No. 2 has not updated its statistics since Friday, and it is not known if there have been new confirmed infections or deaths to residents in Alcona County.

Public health officials on Tuesday, reported the one newly infected Northeast Michigander is a resident of Montmorency County.

State data showed that, as of Monday, 14,437 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, with none in intensive care, according to state data. The hospital was 48% full.

As of Tuesday, 22 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, 2,809 Northeast Michiganders have been confirmed or suspected infected since the pandemic hit Michigan in mid-March. Of those, 101 have died. Those totals don’t include any new confirmed infections or deaths to residents in Alcona County that went unreported.

The last death was reported Monday.

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.

This story has been updated to reflect that, as of Monday, 14,437 doses of coronavirus vaccine had been administered in Northeast Michigan, and the last death of a person confirmed infected with the coronavirus was reported Monday. Those days were incorrect in a previous version of the story.

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