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State: 13 more virus cases posted across UP

The number of COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula grew by 13 cases Thursday, according to state health statistics.

The new positives include four in Houghton County, three each in Menominee and Delta counties, two in Chippewa County and one in Marquette County. Using strictly state figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Thursday has had 242 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 18 deaths.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state’s COVID-19 data site added the four new cases Forest County had reported Wednesday afternoon, along with two new cases in Marinette County and one new case in Iron County.

By afternoon, the Forest County Public Health Department had posted on its Facebook page another two positives, bringing its total to 47.

For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ data site Thursday listed Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties each with one confirmed virus case; Luce County with three confirmed cases; Alger County three confirmed cases and one probable; Baraga County with five confirmed cases; Iron County six confirmed cases and one death; Schoolcraft County with seven confirmed cases; Mackinac County nine confirmed cases; Gogebic County 10 confirmed cases, one probable and a death; Chippewa County 15 confirmed cases and one probable; Dickinson County 15 confirmed cases, one probable and two deaths; Houghton County 24 confirmed cases and three probable; Delta County 26 confirmed cases, four probable and three deaths; Menominee County 31 confirmed cases and one probable; and Marquette County 84 confirmed cases, one probable and 11 deaths. State numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports.

The MDHHS also earlier separately had prison inmates as positive in Luce and Chippewa counties.

The MDHHS reported 446 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Thursday for a total of 67,683 to date. The state had nine new deaths for 6,024 to date.

According to the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department, of Dickinson County’s 15 positives, two have died, four recovered and nine still are active cases; Iron County has had six cases, with one death, two recovered and three still active.

Dickinson County Healthcare System as of Wednesday showed four cases from Dickinson County and eight cases from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS has tested 1,472 people for COVID-19, with 12 positive, 1,340 negative and 118 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

For the Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Thursday listed Marinette County with 75 cases and three deaths; Forest County 45 cases and three deaths; Vilas County 14 cases; Iron County nine cases and a death; and Florence County four cases. As with the Michigan data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports.

Wisconsin on Thursday had 754 new cases for a total of 33,908 to date. The state had two new COVID-19 deaths to reach 809, according to the DHS data site.

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