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Health officials report 12 new infections

Courtesy Image An illustration of the coronavirus provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ALPENA — Public health officials on Monday reported 12 newly infected or probably infected Northeast Michiganders, including eight Alpena County residents and four Presque Isle County residents. 

There were no new confirmed cases in Alcona and Montmorency counties.

As of Feb. 18, local public health agencies have reported confirmed and suspected infections as one number.

Based on that data, 2,908 Northeast Michiganders have been confirmed or suspected infected since the pandemic hit Michigan in mid-March. Of those, 103 have died. 

State data showed that, as of Sunday, 16,935 doses of coronavirus vaccine had been administered in Northeast Michigan.

As of Thursday, there were no people hospitalized at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena with coronavirus infection, according to state data. The hospital was 39% full.

As of Monday, 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.

The last death was reported Thursday. 

Local public health officials have stopped tracking recoveries.

COVID-19 vaccine: Frequently asked questions

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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