Health officials report 66 new infections
ALPENA — Public health officials on Wednesday reported 66 newly infected or probably infected Northeast Michiganders, including 23 Alpena County residents, 17 Presque Isle County residents, seven Montmorency County residents, and 19 Alcona County residents.
As of Feb. 18, local public health agencies have reported confirmed and suspected infections as one number.
Based on that data, 3,480 Northeast Michiganders have been confirmed or suspected infected since the pandemic hit Michigan in mid-March. Of those, 108 have died.
State data showed that, as of Tuesday, 39,812 doses of coronavirus vaccine had been administered in Northeast Michigan.
As of Monday, seven 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, 127 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 Monday.
Local public health officials have stopped tracking recoveries.