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New COVID-19 cases in Marinette, Forest counties

The only new COVID-19 cases listed in the region Monday came in Wisconsin, while the numbers were unchanged for the Upper Peninsula.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 site Monday listed a single new case each in Marinette and Forest counties.

In total, Marinette County had 32 cases including two deaths; Forest County 12 cases; Vilas County six cases; Florence County two cases; and Iron County, Wis., two cases and a death.

For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Monday showed Baraga County with one virus case; Houghton and Chippewa counties with two cases; Luce County with three; Schoolcraft County with four cases; Gogebic County with five cases and a death; Dickinson County with five cases and two deaths; Mackinac County with six cases; Menominee County with eight cases; Delta County with 17 cases and two deaths; and Marquette County with 54 cases and 10 deaths.

The MDHHS also has separately listed prison inmates as positive in Luce and Chippewa counties.

The state as of Monday afternoon had 109 positive cases in the Upper Peninsula, including 15 deaths.

Iron, Keweenaw, Alger and Ontonagon counties have yet to report a COVID-19 case in the Upper Peninsula and are the only counties in Michigan not to have at least one positive coronavirus test.

The MDHHS statewide reported 202 confirmed new COVID-19 cases Monday for a total of 54,881 to date. The state had 12 new deaths for 5,240 to date.

Dickinson County Healthcare System on Monday continued to show only three county residents testing positive at its facilities, with two deaths, along with five positives from other counties; those counties were not identified. DCHS had tested 501 people for COVID-19, with eight positive, 486 negative and seven results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department on Friday had five positive cases, 545 negative tests and 34 tests pending among 584 done so far in Dickinson County; Iron County has no positives, 419 negative tests and 11 pending among 430 administered, according to the DIDHD’s Facebook page.

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