COVID-19 Cases - More Deaths In Northeast Lower Michigan - Spikes A Concern
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 06:03:28 EDT


Use of masks and social distancing along with good hygiene practices are being stressed as coronavirus cases have been increasing in the state, nearly doubling in the past week.

And there have been additional deaths reported in various counties of Northeast lower Michigan in the past week.

Health officials say there were over 26-hundred (2,660) confirmed cases of the virus Saturday along with 47 deaths. For the week there were about 17-thousand new cases reported. Late last week, Health officials said the positive rate was increasing as was the number of people who were hospitalized for treatment. The state reported over 622-thousand (622,151) cases and nearly 16 thousand (15,850) deaths.

In Northeast Lower Michigan, health agencies now report combined totals of confirmed and probable, and MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena currently has no covid patients hospitalized.

As of Friday (19), District Health Department #4 reports since the pandemic began, 3,740 total cases were recorded, with 125 deaths. 1,531 cases were in Alpena with 46 deaths. 1,154 cases and 37 deaths were reported in Cheboygan. 679 cases were in Presque Isle County, with 26 deaths, and 376 cases in Montmorency with 16 deaths. Nearly 16 thousand (15,965) had been vaccinated.

In the District #2 Health area, there was a total of 3,322 and 135 deaths. Alcona County had a total of 444 total cases, with 18 deaths, while there were 1,316 cases in Iosco with 63 deaths. 1,146 cases were reported in Ogemaw with 34 deaths, 416 cases were in Oscoda County with 20 deaths.

For a list of online resources related to COVID-19, check out this story on our news page at WATZ dot com.

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