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Officials report 38 new infections in Northeast Michigan

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

ALPENA — The number of COVID-19 infections continued to trend upward on Tuesday, according to local public health officials.

Public health officials on Tuesday reported 38 newly infected or probably infected Northeast Michiganders, including nine Alpena County residents, 14 Presque Isle County residents, four Montmorency County residents, and 11 Alcona County residents.

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

Based on that data, 3,414 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 Monday, 39,277 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 Tuesday, 114 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.

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