Third case of COVID-19 reported in Marinette County

Marinette County has a third case of COVID-19, according to Wisconsin health officials.

The listing on the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site by county showed the additional case but did not provide details.

A person at Marinette County Public Health confirmed the new case but referred all other questions to another official, who was not immediately available.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Monday afternoon reported 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Upper Peninsula, including four deaths.

In the Upper Peninsula, Luce, Houghton and Chippewa counties each have a single case in a resident so far; Dickinson and Mackinac have two cases, with one death; Gogebic County has three cases and one death; Delta County has seven cases; and Marquette County has 15 cases and two deaths.

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

The MDHHS posted what appeared to be Ontonagon County’s first case Sunday, but in a Facebook post, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department said it is looking to verify the claim. The WUPHD said the information is incorrect and it is believed the patient was tested by a facility in southeast Michigan. The WUPHD is working with the state lab on the person’s correct address record.

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

The MDHHS reported 1,503 new COVID-19 cases in the state Monday, with a total of 17,221 to date. The state had 110 new deaths for a total of 727 to date.

Dickinson County Healthcare System had no new cases to report Monday; the new positive in the county was tested at another site. So far, it has one county resident test positive — that man died late Thursday — along with three people from other counties. DCHS has tested 65 people for COVID-19, with four positive, 49 negative and 12 results still pending.

In Wisconsin, Florence County still has two positive, both over this past weekend. 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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