Local vaccination rates at more than 40 percent


TRI-CITY AREA — Lapeer County has surpassed the 200 mark for COVID-19 deaths.

On Thursday, June 10, the health department reported two residents had died from the virus, putting Lapeer County’s total death count at 201.

Last month, St. Clair County surpassed the 400 deaths mark. As of Monday, June 14, 422 residents have died from the virus, the health department reports.

All COVID-19 related statistics continue to show improvement with the number of new cases and positive test rates falling week by week. The number of deaths in St. Clair County between June 8-14—seven—rose slightly from the five reported the week prior.

Lapeer County’s positive test rate is now less than one percent while St. Clair County’s stands at 2.9 percent.

The Lapeer County Health Department reports that three confirmed cases were hospitalized locally with two in the intensive care unit and one on a ventilator.

As for vaccination rates, 43.7 percent of St. Clair County’s population is fully vaccinated. Lapeer County rate is slightly lower at 40.5 percent fully vaccinated.

The next drive-through vaccine clinic to be hosted by the Lapeer County Health Department will happen on Monday, June 21 at Dryden Elementary School/St. Cornelius Church from 3-7 p.m.

For more information about this and other clinics, visit lapeercountyweb.org.

Information on getting vaccinated in St. Clair County can be found online at http://www.scchealth.co.