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Marinette County has first case of COVID-19

MARINETTE, Wis. – Marinette County has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, bringing COVID-19 into another neighbor of Dickinson County.

Marinette County released few details on the case other than to state in a news release that the resident did have contact with a confirmed case in another county.

Marinette County Public Health officials said they now are working to identify all who may have come in close contact with this person.

“It is important that Marinette County residents do not panic but continue to follow recommendations to protect themselves, others and slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Molly Bonjean, Marinette County Public Health officer.

Public Health and Emergency Management also are working with local, state and federal partners on response plans.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Thursday indicated the state had 707 known COVID-19 cases, with 10 deaths.

The Upper Peninsula has three positive COVID-19 cases so far, including one in Marquette County on Tuesday. The others are in Chippewa and Luce counties, all confirmed in the past week.

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