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Coronavirus

Michigan’s COVID-19 deaths top 40,000, state reports

LANSING, Mich. — Deaths linked to COVID-19 have now surpassed 40,000 in Michigan since the pandemic began in 2020, the state health department reported. More than 36,400 deaths have been confirmed while 3,676 were probably caused by COVID-19, the state said Tuesday on its coronavirus ...

COVID update: Week of Nov. 21

HOUGHTON — State COVID-19 data Tuesday showed a new virus-related death in Houghton County in the past week. Houghton County also had 37 confirmed positives since Nov. 15, nine more than a week earlier. Baraga and Keweenaw counties each reported only one new confirmed case, nine fewer for ...

US renews push for COVID boosters as data show they protect

Americans who got the updated COVID-19 booster shots are better protected against symptomatic infection than those who haven’t — at least for now, U.S. health officials said Tuesday. Updated boosters rolled out by Pfizer and rival Moderna in September have been a hard sell for ...

COVID-19 update: week of Nov. 14

HOUGHTON — COVID-19 activity declined in Houghton and Baraga counties in the past week, while Keweenaw County had a second straight week with no new coronavirus cases, according to state data posted Tuesday. Houghton County had 28 confirmed positives since Nov. 9, 13 fewer than a week ...

Veterans home COVID-19 outbreak results in $58M settlement

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a nearly $58 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed in response to the deaths of dozens of veterans who contracted COVID-19 at a Massachusetts veterans home. “It was with heavy hearts that we got to the finish line on this ...

Covid-19 Update week of Nov. 11

HOUGHTON — COVID-19 activity rose in Houghton County in the past week but held steady in Baraga County, according to state data posted Wednesday. Houghton County had 41 confirmed positives since Nov. 1, 21 more than a week earlier. Baraga County reported 16 new confirmed cases, four more ...