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CORUNNA — Three Shiawassee County residents died from COVID-19 in the past week as the number of overall cases eclipsed 3,000, county health officials announced Wednesday.

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CORUNNA — County health officials say one person in Shiawassee County died over the past week from COVID-19 as the number of new cases climbed for the third straight week.

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SHIAWASSEE AREA — Long-term care facility residents and staff are beginning to see vaccinations get underway — and Michigan officials say they are ready to move ahead with other groups as well.

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LANSING — The American Red Cross and the National Football League are teaming up this month, National Blood Donor Month, to urge people — especially those who have recovered from COVID-19 — to give blood and to help tackle the national convalescent plasma shortage.

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OVID — State officials say seven Ovid Healthcare Center residents have died from COVID-19 in the week ending Monday, one of the largest fatal outbreaks in the area since the pandemic began.

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CORUNNA — Shiawassee County officials said two area residents died over the past week from COVID-19 even as the number of active cases dropped by nearly 20 percent.

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — The Shiawassee County Health Department has received more than 100 complaints from area residents since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic about local businesses; most are related to employees either not wearing masks or wearing them improperly.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare has announced Ashley Lamrouex, a receptionist for Memorial Healthcare Pediatric and Adolescent Services (Dr. Michael Kramer, Dr. Julie Creighton Sovis, and Bethany Pavon, CFNP), as its December Employee of the Month. She has been employed with Memorial since 2015.

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CORUNNA — Just a day after health officials vaccinated the first Shiawassee County residents against COVID-19, the health department announced five people have died from the virus over the past week.

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CORUNNA — Crystal Phinney, a paramedic with Corunna Area Ambulance Service, made local history Tuesday, becoming one of the first people in Shiawassee County to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare’s behavioral health experts, licensed medical social worker Melissa Rosello and registered nurse Joyce Cross will host a free community Zoom presentation on how to reduce stress during the holiday season by sharing coping techniques.

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LANSING — The American Red Cross is urging those who are feeling well to give the gift of life by donating blood this holiday season.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare will serve as the sole administrator of the COVID-19 vaccines for Shiawassee County, and hospital officials said they are ready for the role.

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CHESANING — Chesaning Union Schools is extending its district-wide virtual learning through Jan. 10 because of increased COVID-19 positivity rates in Saginaw County, according to a district phone message delivered Thursday evening.

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CORUNNA — Five Shiawassee County residents have died from COVID-19 in the past week, according to health department officials — the highest one-week toll since the pandemic began.

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CORUNNA — Four Shiawassee County residents have died from COVID-19 in the past week — the largest one-week death toll in the county since the pandemic broke out in March — and more than a dozen are hospitalized as case numbers climb upward by record numbers.

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LANSING — State Rep. Ben Frederick Thursday in a prepared statement called upon mid-Michigan residents to follow COVID-19 safety protocols to protect their families, friends and neighbors.

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CORUNNA — Corunna Public Schools and Morrice Area Schools Thursday announced they are canceling all in-person classes because of COVID-19 cases and quarantines for numerous people in close contact with those infected.

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CORUNNA — Local health officials Wednesday confirmed the 34th and 35th COVID-19 related deaths in Shiawassee County even as the number of new cases set a record for the sixth straight week.

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LANSING — The American Red Cross and country music star Martina McBride have joined together this holiday season to remind people to take care of one another, sharing comfort and joy with hospital patients through the gift of blood donation.

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CORUNNA — Shiawassee County’s COVID-19 infection numbers continued to soar upward over the past week, reaching 1,069 cases in Tuesday’s health department update.

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OWOSSO — Testing for COVID-19 has tremendous value when it comes to trying to contain the spread of the COVID virus, officials at Memorial Healthcare said this week.

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MORRICE — Morrice Elementary School is currently conducting classes remotely because of a recent positive COVID-19 test by a staff member.

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LANSING — To help Michigan voters remain healthy and reduce the spread of COVID-19 during the Nov. 3 general election, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has released recommendations for voters, poll workers and election officials.

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CORUNNA — Shiawassee County officials in their Wednesday update said the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped by the largest week-over-week amount since the pandemic began.

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CORUNNA — As COVID-19 cases across Michigan continue a fall surge, Shiawassee County officials Wednesday reported the highest number of active cases since the pandemic began in March.

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CORUNNA — Four Shiawassee County residents have died from COVID-19 in the past week — the largest one-week death toll in the county since the pandemic broke out in March — and more than a dozen are hospitalized as case numbers climb upward by record numbers.

LANSING — State Rep. Ben Frederick Thursday in a prepared statement called upon mid-Michigan residents to follow COVID-19 safety protocols to protect their families, friends and neighbors.

CORUNNA — Corunna Public Schools and Morrice Area Schools Thursday announced they are canceling all in-person classes because of COVID-19 cases and quarantines for numerous people in close contact with those infected.

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CORUNNA — Local health officials Wednesday confirmed the 34th and 35th COVID-19 related deaths in Shiawassee County even as the number of new cases set a record for the sixth straight week.

LANSING — The American Red Cross and country music star Martina McBride have joined together this holiday season to remind people to take care of one another, sharing comfort and joy with hospital patients through the gift of blood donation.

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Michigan and Washington on Sunday joined several other states in announcing renewed efforts to combat the coronavirus as more than 11 million cases of COVID-19 have now been reported in the United States — with the most recent million coming in less than a week — and as many Americans prepar…

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CORUNNA — Shiawassee County’s COVID-19 infection numbers continued to soar upward over the past week, reaching 1,069 cases in Tuesday’s health department update.

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NEW LOTHROP — School officials Monday announced a single student at the Jr./Sr. High School has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now isolating.

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OWOSSO — Testing for COVID-19 has tremendous value when it comes to trying to contain the spread of the COVID virus, officials at Memorial Healthcare said this week.

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MORRICE — Morrice Elementary School is currently conducting classes remotely because of a recent positive COVID-19 test by a staff member.

LANSING — To help Michigan voters remain healthy and reduce the spread of COVID-19 during the Nov. 3 general election, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has released recommendations for voters, poll workers and election officials.

CORUNNA — Shiawassee County officials in their Wednesday update said the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped by the largest week-over-week amount since the pandemic began.

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CORUNNA — As COVID-19 cases across Michigan continue a fall surge, Shiawassee County officials Wednesday reported the highest number of active cases since the pandemic began in March.

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CORUNNA — Nearly 40 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Shiawassee County over the past week, and another death has been tied to the respiratory virus.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer by giving blood or platelets.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare is offering a drive-thru flu vaccine clinic for anyone, 5 and older at the Memorial Healthcare Foundation, 1637 W. Main St., from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 17.

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CORUNNA — Local health officials Wednesday announced 23 county residents were diagnosed with COVID-19 over the past seven days, as the county recorded its 31st death since March.

Lansing — The Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to schedule an appointment, download the free Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call (800) 733-2767 or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department will be distributing more than 10,000 free face masks throughout the county in the coming weeks, thanks to a partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

CORUNNA — Corunna Schools Superintendent John Fattal announced Thursday that a member of the high school football coaching staff has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been placed in isolation by the Shiawassee County Health Department.

LANSING — The American Red Cross needs people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a blood supply as diverse as the patients who depend on it.

Healthfirst Pharmacy,111 N. Washington St. in Owosso, closed its doors permanently Wednesday morning. Some customers were turned away at the doors, calls to Healthfirst were routed to Walgreens, and paper covered the store’s front windows along Washington Street. The owner declined to speak …

SHIAWASSEE AREA — After being forced by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to close as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, gyms in Michigan were allowed to reopen today — with various safeguards in place to reduce the risk of transmission of the coronavirus.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare continues to excel in matters related to patient experience and quality of care, according to new patient survey data released by Hospital Compare.

LANSING — During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood or platelets to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions.

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CORUNNA — Shiawassee County health officials Wednesday said the number of COVID-19 cases confirmed locally continues to climb steadily after months of declines — posting the largest one-week gain since May.

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Residents’ options for COVID-19 diagnostic testing have just expanded, now that Memorial Healthcare has opened a drive-thru testing site.

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LANSING — According to an annual pathology report on Shiawassee County, drug overdose deaths fell 33 percent from the previous year, but fentanyl continues to play a key role in many fatalities.

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CORUNNA — For a fourth straight week, Shiawassee County health officials are reporting a double-digit increase in new coronavirus infections, with more than a dozen new cases from the previous weekly update.

NEW LOTHROP — New Lothrop Area Public Schools will welcome back students with traditional face-to-face instruction, as well as fully online learning this fall in an effort to accommodate families amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.