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New COVID-19 cases in Delta, Marinette, Forest counties

Delta County had another reported new COVID-19 case Wednesday, while Marinette and Forest counties in Wisconsin continue to deal with localized outbreaks, according to health officials in both states.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Wednesday showed Baraga County with one virus case; Houghton, Luce and Chippewa counties with two cases; 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 16 cases and two deaths; and Marquette County with 52 cases and 10 deaths.

It’s the second straight day Delta County’s count has climbed by one.

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

The tally Wednesday afternoon brought the U.P.’s total to 105 positive, 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 659 confirmed new COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a total of 53,009 to date. The state had 43 new deaths for 5,060 to date.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 site Wednesday listed Marinette County with 28 cases and two deaths; Forest County with 11 cases; Vilas County with four cases; Florence County with two cases; and Iron County, two cases and a death.

Fincantieri Marinette Marine on Wednesday posted notice of two more employees who tested positive at its shipbuilding facility in Marinette, Wis., bringing the total there to 12 since April 23. The latest cases both last worked May 13.

The Forest County Health Department reported last week that staff and residents of The Bay at Nu-Roc, a nursing facility in Laona, Wis., have tested positive for COVID-19. The health department stated on its web page Monday that nine of the county’s cases were linked to the facility.

Statewide, Wisconsin had recorded 13,413 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday afternoon, with 481 deaths.

Dickinson County Healthcare System on Wednesday listed three county residents testing positive at its facilities thus far, with two deaths, along with five positives from other counties; those counties were not identified. DCHS had tested 453 people for COVID-19, with eight positive, 417 negative and 27 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department for Wednesday had five positive cases, 536 negative tests and seven tests pending among 548 done so far in Dickinson County; Iron County has no positives, 411 negative tests and 13 pending among 424 administered, according to the DIDHD’s Facebook page.

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