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COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Marinette County

The number of COVID-19 cases in Marinette County continues to climb, with county health officials reporting four new positives Monday.

The four brings Marinette County’s total to 57, with three deaths and 39 recovered, according to Marinette County Health and Human Services. According to its website, 4,518 people have been tested for the virus, with 4,402 negative, 57 positive and 59 results still pending.

Wisconsin’s Iron County also added a new case Monday. The Upper Peninsula on Monday had only a single new COVID-19 positive reported, in Baraga County.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ data site Monday showed Keweenaw County with one confirmed virus case; Alger County with two confirmed cases and one probable; Luce County three confirmed cases; Schoolcraft County four confirmed cases; Chippewa County with four confirmed cases and one probable; Baraga County five confirmed cases; Iron County five confirmed cases and one death; Dickinson County six confirmed cases, one probable and two deaths; Gogebic County seven confirmed cases and a death; Mackinac County eight confirmed cases; Houghton County 11 confirmed cases; Menominee County 15 confirmed cases and one probable; Delta County 18 confirmed cases, three probable and three deaths; and Marquette County 64 confirmed cases and 11 deaths.

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

Using state figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Monday had 155 confirmed positives and 18 deaths. Ontonagon remains the only county in the Upper Peninsula and in Michigan not to have at least one positive coronavirus test.

The MDHHS reported 236 confirmed new COVID-19 cases statewide Monday for a total of 63,497 to date. The state had four new deaths for 5,915 to date.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department on Monday listed six cases for Dickinson County, with two deaths, three recoveries and one active case; and five cases in Iron County, with one death, two recovered and two active.

Dickinson County Healthcare System showed three cases from Dickinson County and eight cases from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS has tested 1,161 people for COVID-19, with 11 positive, 1,115 negative and 35 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

For the Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Monday listed Marinette County with 53 cases and three deaths; Forest County 38 cases and three deaths; Vilas County 10 cases; Iron County six cases and a death; and Florence County three cases. As with Michigan data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports.

Wisconsin on Monday had 315 new cases to reach 28,058. The state again had no new COVID-19 deaths to stay at 777, according to the DHS data site.

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