Midland County adds 148 COVID-19 cases from Aug. 17-23, no deaths

Midland County added 148 cases from Aug. 17-23. Overall, Midland County has 19,497 cases, 1,855 probable cases, 214 deaths and 21 probable deaths.

Bay County added 193 cases and one death. Overall, Bay County has 26,650 cases, 2,998 probable cases, 576 deaths and 34 probable deaths.

Gladwin County added 32 cases. Overall, Gladwin County has 5,214 cases, 898 probable cases, 115 deaths and seven probable deaths.

Isabella County added 34 cases. Overall, Isabella County has 14,250 cases, 2,604 probable cases, 200 deaths and 22 probable deaths.

Saginaw County added 422 cases. Overall, Saginaw County has 50,942 cases, 4,666 probable cases, 922 deaths and 53 probable deaths.

Overall, Michigan is at 2,751,201 confirmed and probable cases and 37,909 confirmed and probable deaths.

MyMichigan Health statistics

As of July 26, MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland was listed as having a 77% bed occupancy with 13 COVID patients and none in the ICU. MyMichigan Medical Center in Gladwin was listed as having a 47% bed occupancy with two COVID patient and none in the ICU.

Both medical centers reported having 7-14 days’ worth of surgical masks and at least 15-30 days’ worth of other personal protection equipment (N95 masks, gowns, gloves and eye protection) on hand.


According to the Midland County Health Department website, 18,989 Midland County individuals have recovered from COVID. This data was last updated on Aug. 1.


Midland County’s seven-day rolling test positivity rate between Aug. 12-18 was listed at 18.6%, and Gladwin County’s was listed at 16.8%. Midland County and Gladwin County both have high community transmission.

Our 12-county region was listed at 21.3% and Michigan was at 20.7%.

Every household in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests for free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. To place an order for at-home COVID tests, visit covidtests.gov.

Midland County vaccinations

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson Johnson 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 vaccine for under age 18. The Midland County Department of Public Health has vaccine booster shots available for children ages 5-11.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may prefer the vaccine type they originally received and others may prefer to get a different type of booster vaccine. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. Consult your healthcare provider if there is a question which vaccine is appropriate for you.

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.

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.

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