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Covid-19

Delta variant worries mar ‘Freedom Day’

LONDON (AP) — Corks popped, beats boomed out and giddy revelers rushed onto dancefloors when England's nightclubs reopened Monday as the country lifted most remaining coronavirus restrictions after more than a year of lockdowns, mask mandates and other pandemic-related curbs on freedom. For ...

US surgeon general warns of worsening pandemic

The U.S. surgeon general said Sunday that he’s concerned about what lies ahead with cases of COVID-19 increasing in every state, millions still unvaccinated and a highly contagious virus variant spreading rapidly. Noting that nearly all coronavirus deaths now are among the tens of millions ...

State shows two more virus cases in Iron, one in Dickinson

State data Friday added two new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Iron County and one in Dickinson County in the past three days. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website listed 25 new confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula since its last update Tuesday: ...

DIDHD: Iron adds eight virus cases in week’s span

Local health officials Thursday indicated a spike in coronavirus activity in Iron County, with eight new confirmed positives in the past week. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department had announced Tuesday a potential COVID-19 exposure at the Crystal Theatre in Crystal Falls, after a ...

State Senate moves to repeal governor’s emergency powers

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican state senators on Thursday approved the repeal of the Michigan law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used to order emergency lockdowns at the beginning of the pandemic, when Michigan was among the states hardest hit by COVID-19. The state Senate’s 20-15 vote ...

Los Angeles County to restore indoor mask mandate for all

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County will again require masks be worn indoors in the nation's largest county, even by those vaccinated against the coronavirus, while the University of California system also said Thursday that students, faculty and staff must be inoculated against the disease ...