Updated COVID numbers for Thumb region

(AREA) – The Thumb Area, much like the State of Michigan, is seeing fewer cases of COVID-19 as officials claim help may be on the way.

In Huron and Sanilac counties, health department officials report just one new case each in the past week. Huron County now has had 175 cases since the start of the pandemic, with four deaths.

Sanilac County reports 124 cases in the past six months with six deaths while Tuscola has had 411 cases and 29 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

In Lapeer County, 474 cases have been reported in the past six months with 35 deaths while St. Clair County has had 821 cases with 52 deaths.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the state of Michigan reports over 107,000 cases with 6,500 deaths since the beginning of keeping records earlier this year, with more than 80,000 recoveries.

Some medical experts say a vaccine may be available on a limited basis yet this year.