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Both COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in Ottawa County are up by more than 80 percent from Oct. 1 to date, causing one-third of all county hospitals to report “crisis capacity” numbers, according to the Ottawa County Department of Public Health.

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FRUITPORT — Fruitport Community Schools will go to all virtual learning effective Monday, partly in response to state requirements, but also because of staffing problems caused by community spread of COVID-19.

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North Ottawa Community Hospital is busy, but not at capacity as some media outlets reported this week.

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SPRING LAKE TWP. — There were 11 positive cases of the coronavirus found among staff and residents at the North Ottawa Care Center at Heartwood Lodge late last week.

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Moderna said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine is proving to be highly effective in a major trial, a second dash of hope in the global race for a shot to tame a resurgent virus that is now killing more than 8,000 people a day worldwide.

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration has ordered high schools and colleges to stop in-person classes, closed restaurants to indoor dining and suspended organized sports – including the football playoffs – in a bid to curb the state’s spiking coronavirus cases.

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Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series focusing on local elderly care facility experiences with COVID-19.

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The continuing increase of positive COVID-19 cases in Ottawa County has led North Ottawa Community Hospital and its affiliated health care facilities to temporarily close off access to most visitors.

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The COVID-19 testing center formerly operated by North Ottawa Community Health System has reopened at the same location, under collaboration with another company, officials announced.

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The lack of obstetric and gynecological practitioners in the area has caused the North Ottawa Community Health System to close down its Family Birthing Unit.

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The State of Michigan on Monday reported 9,010 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday, and 62 deaths attributed to the coronavirus. 

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 9-year-old son has been having trouble sleeping ever since we began social distancing more due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While he goes to bed at a reasonable time, he doesn’t seem to fall asleep until after midnight and often comes into my room to tell me he cannot sleep…

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Lines started early and stayed long during the five-hour pop-up COVID-19 testing event conducted by the Michigan National Guard in Grand Haven on Monday.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest restrictions on indoor social gatherings has local restaurant owners scrambling to determine the legality of the order, and ponder what effect the restrictions will have on already suffering businesses.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for some patients to keep on track with their regular breast cancer screenings. In the beginning of the pandemic, mammogram screenings dropped significantly.

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LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration on Thursday tightened restrictions on indoor social gatherings and shifted the Traverse City region backward in Michigan's reopening plan, saying coronavirus hospitalizations have doubled in three weeks and the statewide death rate has ri…

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NEW YORK — A president who downplayed the coronavirus threat, scorned masks and undercut scientists at every turn. Governors who resisted or rolled back containment measures amid public backlash. State lawmakers who used federal COVID-19 aid to plug budget holes instead of beefing up testing…