COVID-19 Cases Dramatically Increase In Michigan - And Northeast Lower Michigan
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 06:02:57 EDT

Coronavirus cases continue to sharply rise in the state, and in Northeast lower Michigan.

The number of new coronavirus cases in Michigan topped 84-hundred, Saturday, the highest daily total since early December. The weekly number of new cases was 24-percent higher than the previous week. Michigan also leads the nation in the number of cases of the more contagious variants. The health department also reported 57 deaths from COVID-19, including 51 that were identified through a records check.

At the same time, vaccines are being administered statewide, with the minimum age dropping to 16 today (Monday 05).

In Northeast Lower Michigan, health agencies now report combined totals of confirmed and probable, and MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena currently has six covid patients hospitalized with two in intensive care.

As of Friday (02), District Health Department #4 reports 4,119 total cases were recorded - 211 more in the past week, with 125 deaths. 1,629 cases - or 55 more were in Alpena with 46 deaths. 1,323 cases and 37 deaths were reported in Cheboygan. 763 cases, or 40 more were in Presque Isle County, with 26 deaths, and 404 cases in Montmorency with 16 deaths. Over 19 thousand (19, 461) had been vaccinated.

In the District #2 Health area, there was a total of 3,556, 137 more cases in the past week, and 135 deaths. Alcona County had a total of 483 total cases, with 18 deaths, while there were 1,416 cases in Iosco with 63 deaths. 1,193 cases were reported in Ogemaw with 34 deaths, 464 cases were in Oscoda County with 20 deaths, as over 11-thousand have been vaccinated.

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