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Covid-19

State shows six new virus positives in Dickinson

State data Friday showed six new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County and two in Iron County in the past three days. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Friday had 28 new confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula for the three-day period ...

Michigan infections double in 2 weeks

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Friday reported an average of 431 new daily COVID-19 infections over three days, up 47% from the same period a week earlier. Cases have gone up in all but one state over the past two weeks, which health officials nationally have attributed to the ...

Most unvaccinated in US do not want the shot

Most Americans who haven't been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores the challenges facing public health officials amid soaring ...

Eight more virus cases in Dickinson, four in Iron

Local health officials Thursday reported eight new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County and four in Iron County in the past week. Also Thursday, Florence County added a third potential coronavirus exposure site, at a grocery store in Florence, Wis. The Florence County Health ...

Election officials in Michigan county use virus relief money for bonuses

CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — Elected officials in a Michigan county gave themselves $65,000 in bonuses with federal relief money related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The money, described as “hazard pay,” included $25,000 for Jeremy Root, chairman of the Shiawassee County Board of ...

Florence County reports two possible virus exposure sites

Florence County health officials advised Wednesday of a possible COVID-19 exposure earlier this month at two restaurants in the county. The Florence County Health Department was notified Tuesday that on July 10, an unvaccinated person who was later confirmed positive ate at both Barb’s ...