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State reports another new COVID-19 case in Delta County

For a third straight day, state health officials have listed a new COVID-19 case in Delta County.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Thursday 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 17 cases and two deaths; and Marquette County with 52 cases and 10 deaths.

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

The tally Thursday afternoon brought the U.P.’s total to 106 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 501 confirmed new COVID-19 cases Thursday for a total of 53,510 to date. The state had 69 new deaths — which included 31 deaths that happened earlier but were confirmed through vital records and testing — for 5,129 to date.

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

Fincantieri Marinette Marine on Thursday posted notice of another employee testing positive at its shipbuilding facility in Marinette, Wis., its sixth new case in the past seven days. The latest cases last worked May 14 and brings Marinette Marine’s total to 13 since April 23.

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 13,885 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday afternoon, with 487 deaths.

Dickinson County Healthcare System on Thursday 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 461 people for COVID-19, with eight positive, 417 negative and 36 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department for Friday had five positive cases, 545 negative tests and 34 tests pending among 584 done so far in Dickinson County; Iron County has no positives, 419 negative tests and 11 pending among 430 administered, according to the DIDHD’s Facebook page.

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