First dose vaccines also available May 11 in Imlay City

TRI-CITY AREA — COVID-19 statistics continue to show some improvement.

Both Lapeer and St. Clair counties have seen their positive test rates continue to fall and the number of new cases per week has declined. For the first time in several weeks, St. Clair County recorded less than 1,000 new cases in one week’s time.

Despite that, there are signs that remnants of the most recent spike remain. More than 30 people remain hospitalized locally in Lapeer County as of Monday, April 26, including nine who are on ventilators.

Additionally, Lapeer County saw the number of COVID-19 deaths almost double in one week’s time. Eleven deaths were recorded from April 20-26 versus six deaths between April 13-19.

In the last week, Lapeer County saw 346 new confirmed cases and a 9.8 percent positive test rate, down from 11.8 percent the week prior. There are a total of 163 COVID deaths to date.

St. Clair County recorded 777 new cases between April 20-26 and 18 additional deaths for a total of 346 deaths. The county’s positive test rate stood at 22.1 percent as compared to 25.9 percent one week prior.

opportunities expand

The Lapeer County Health Department announced that in addition to offering second dose Moderna shots at their May 11 clinic at the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds in Imlay City, they will also be offering first dose Moderna and the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. No appointments are needed for those seeking a first or single dose shot. Those who will return for their second dose of the Moderna vaccine are asked to arrive around the same time as their first dose appointment.

Additionally, the health department is adding walk-in clinic times to their schedule—from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 12-4 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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In St. Clair County, the Health Department will be offering a vaccination clinic on the Capac Community Schools campus on May 5, specific to students 16-18 years-old from the high school or virtual program.

The Pfizer vaccine will be administered. Signed release forms were sent home with students.

More information about this clinic can be obtained by calling 810-395-3812.

Other clinics, including those with walk-in opportunities, are being regularly scheduled. Details about those events can be found on the health department’s Facebook page.