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Covid-19

Michigan urges primary care doctors to do vaccine

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan health officials on Wednesday urged primary care physicians to enroll to administer COVID-19 vaccines, as the state prepared to quickly begin vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds after U.S. authorization. “The most important thing we can do right now is to make ...

State: 46 more virus cases in UP, 2 new deaths

State data Wednesday showed 46 more confirmed COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula, including five in Iron County and two in Dickinson County, plus two new deaths blamed on the coronavirus. For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus ...

Evers: Reduced federal aid could mean less for broadband

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that the federal government’s decision to send Wisconsin $700 million less in coronavirus relief dollars than first estimated could mean there will be less money for broadband expansion and the state’s pandemic response. Evers’ ...

Marinette County adds 18 virus cases, Florence a new death

Wisconsin COVID-19 data Tuesday showed 18 new confirmed positives in Marinette County. In Florence County, local health officials reported a coronavirus-related death, its first fatal case in months. The person, who was not identified, was between 30 to 60 years old, the Florence County ...

Wisconsin stimulus less than expected

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin will receive $700 million less than initially expected in federal coronavirus relief money and it will arrive in two payments a year apart, news that Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Tuesday was problematic. The state was informed Monday of the ...

Michigan hits 55% vaccination rate benchmark

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Monday surpassed a 55% COVID-19 vaccination rate, reaching a milestone that will lead to the automatic easing of in-person work restrictions in two weeks. Employers currently must prohibit onsite work if employees’ jobs can feasibly be done remotely. The ...

Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

U.S. regulators on Monday expanded the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12, offering a way to protect the nation's adolescents before they head back to school in the fall and paving the way for them to return to more normal activities. Shots could begin as soon as ...

Dickinson: Nine new positives, 49 COVID recoveries

Local health officials Monday reported nine more confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County along with almost 50 recovered from the virus since its last update Thursday. In a Facebook post Monday morning, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department also listed seven new positives and ...

State shows new virus death in Dickinson County

State health data Saturday indicated a new coronavirus-related death in Dickinson County, along with another four confirmed COVID-19 cases. Both the region and state saw significant decreases in the number of new positives Saturday, with Michigan having 933 fewer cases and the Upper ...

State data shows 58 more virus cases in UP

State data Friday showed 58 more confirmed COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula, including two each in Dickinson and Iron counties, and two new deaths blamed on the coronavirus. For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Friday ...

Michigan officials: 54% have gotten first vaccine

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan said late Friday that 54% of adults ages 16 and up have gotten at least one COVID-19 shot, a roughly 2.5 percentage point jump after factoring in people who were vaccinated outside the state or at federal facilities. The addition of nearly 227,000 residents to ...

DIDHD: Iron County has 12 new virus cases, Dickinson 9

Local health officials Thursday reported a dozen more confirmed COVID-19 positives in Iron County and nine new cases in Dickinson County since its last update Monday. In a Facebook post Thursday morning, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department also listed six new probable cases in ...

Florence vaccines

Student and athlete Evan Johnson receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from Annette Seibold at the Florence County Health Department. This vaccine has been approved for the general population ages 16 years of age and older. Once you receive the COVID vaccine and are considered fully vaccinated, ...

Wisconsin officials cut vaccine order

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials said Thursday that they've ordered only a fraction of the COVID-19 vaccine doses the federal government had set aside for the state for next week, another sign of plateauing interest in the shots. Interest in the vaccine has been waning across ...

Legislation lifts virus limits on graduations

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A split Michigan Legislature voted Wednesday to exempt high school graduation ceremonies from the state’s order that restricts crowd sizes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans who control the Senate and House supported the bills that lawmakers could finalize ...

Iron County adds eight virus cases; Dickinson has two

State data Wednesday showed eight more confirmed COVID-19 positives in Iron County but only two new cases in Dickinson County. For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Wednesday added 46 new confirmed positives: 10 in Marquette ...

State lists 77 new UP virus cases, four more in Dickinson

State data Tuesday showed four more confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County as the Upper Peninsula added 77 new cases. For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Tuesday listed 24 new coronavirus cases in Marquette County; ...

Michigan lifts outdoor mask requirement for crowds under 100

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan late Tuesday lifted an outdoor mask requirement except in gatherings of at least 100 people and in organized contact sports, and said teen athletes no longer must undergo regular COVID-19 testing if they are fully vaccinated. Under a revised pandemic order ...

DIDHD: Nine more virus cases in Dickinson, four in Iron

Local health officials Monday reported nine more confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County and four in Iron County since its last update Friday. In a Facebook post Monday morning, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department also listed two new probable cases in Dickinson County and ...

Lawmakers ask Evers for discussion

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders on Monday called on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to meet with them to discuss his plans for spending $3.2 billion in federal stimulus money coming to the state. Evers last week said that discussing his plans for the spending money with ...