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Coronavirus cases reach 34 in UP

The Upper Peninsula on Sunday reached 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with three deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Ontonagon County recorded its first case Sunday, joining Luce, Chippewa and Dickinson in having a single case in a resident so far, with a death in Dickinson County on Thursday night; Mackinac and Houghton counties have two cases; Gogebic County has three cases and one death of an elderly man March 26; Delta County has seven cases; and Marquette County has 14 cases and a death of a Norlite Nursing Center resident late Friday.

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

Iron, Menominee, Keweenaw, Baraga, Alger and Schoolcraft counties have had no positive cases so far.

The MDHHS reported 1,493 new COVID-19 cases in the state Sunday, with a total of 15,718 to date. The state had 77 new deaths for a total of 617 to date.

Dickinson County Healthcare System had no new cases to report Sunday. So far, it has one county resident test positive — that man died late Thursday — along with three people from other counties. DCHS has tested 61 people for COVID-19, with four positive, 48 negative and nine results still pending.

In the border counties in Wisconsin, Florence County announced its first COVID-19 case Saturday, with a second Sunday. Marinette County Public Health officials Tuesday announced a second confirmed case of COVID-19 but gave no other details.

Wisconsin’s Iron County reported a death from coronavirus complications March 26. Forest County has yet to have a positive case with 16 tests done so far.

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