Midland County COVID-19 report — Dec. 13, 2022 – Midland Daily News

This graph from MI Safe Start Map shows the most recent data about COVID-19 positivity rates in Midland County. Click here to access the graph.
Midland County added 46 COVID-19 cases from Dec. 7-13, according to the State of Michigan’s website on Tuesday. 
COVID-19 numbers Dec. 7-13
Midland County added 46 cases from Dec. 7-13. Overall, Midland County has 20,909 cases, 2,011 probable cases, 221 deaths and 29 probable deaths.
Bay County added 78 cases. Overall, Bay County has 27,946 cases, 3,178 probable cases, 619 deaths and 42 probable deaths.
Gladwin County added 13 cases. Overall, Gladwin County has 5,622 cases, 1,000 probable cases, 116 deaths and 17 probable deaths.
Isabella County added 16 cases. Overall, Isabella County has 14,802 cases, 2,831 probable cases, 204 deaths and 27 probable deaths.
Saginaw County added 206 cases and one death. Overall, Saginaw County has 54,411 cases, 5,140 probable cases, 985 deaths and 60 probable deaths.
Overall, Michigan is at 2,963,404 confirmed and probable cases and 40,508 confirmed and probable deaths.
Midland County’s seven-day rolling test positivity rate between Dec. 2-8 was listed at 9.8%, and Gladwin County’s was listed at 10.7%. Midland County has substantial community transmission while Gladwin County has high community transmission.
Our 12-county region was listed at 11.9% and Michigan was at 12.7%.
Midland County vaccinations
Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax (primary series for ages 12 and up) vaccines are available at clinics administered by the health department at the Midland County Services Building, 220 W. Ellsworth St., Midland. The health department will vaccinate anyone who needs a first or second dose; those who need their second dose must bring their vaccination card.
Following FDA approval, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is urging all eligible Michiganders to get a Johnson & Johnson, Moderna or Pfizer booster vaccine if they have received their primary COVID-19 vaccines.
Following CDC approval, MDHHS is urging all eligible Michiganders aged 12 and up to get the Pfizer booster vaccine if they have received their two primary COVID-19 vaccines. Pfizer is the only authorized booster for under age 18. The Midland County Department of Public Health has vaccine booster shots available for children ages 5-11.
Michiganders should bring their COVID-19 vaccine card or immunization record with them when getting their booster dose, which is available at any vaccine provider. Downloadable immunization records are accessible free at the Michigan Immunization Portal. To obtain their record, Michiganders must create a MILogin account at Michigan.gov/MiImmsportal and upload a valid government issued photo ID such as a driver’s license, state ID or passport. If you do not have records in the portal, contact your healthcare provider or local health department.
The Midland County Department of Public Health offers COVID-19 vaccination clinics 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays on the second floor at 220 W Ellsworth St, Midland. Starting in 2023, appointments will be required. Future COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Midland County are listed at www.co.midland.mi.us/HealthDepartment/COVIDVaccineInformation.aspx. Those with questions may call 989-832-6380 or email MCDPH@co.midland.mi.us.
Victoria Ritter grew up in Midland and after earning a degree in English at Grand Valley State University, returned. She joined the Daily News as its newsroom clerk, and eventually began editing obituaries, and in 2016 wrote her first article. She loves the arts, from reading and creative writing to catching a movie or singing in her church choir.