Little change in COVID-19 numbers in region

The only change in COVID-19 numbers in the Upper Peninsula on Tuesday was a new probable case in Chippewa County.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday had Baraga, Alger and Keweenaw counties with one confirmed virus case each; Chippewa County two confirmed cases and two probable; Iron and Luce counties three confirmed cases; Schoolcraft County four confirmed cases; Gogebic County five confirmed cases and a death; Dickinson County six confirmed cases, one probable and two deaths; Houghton and Mackinac counties eight confirmed cases; Menominee County nine confirmed cases; Delta County 18 confirmed cases, three probable and two deaths; and Marquette County 59 confirmed cases and 11 deaths.

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

The Upper Peninsula as of Tuesday had 129 confirmed positives and 16 deaths. Ontonagon remains the only county in the Upper Peninsula and in Michigan not to have at least one positive coronavirus test.

The MDHHS statewide reported 125 confirmed new COVID-19 cases Tuesday for a total of 60,189 to date. The state had18 new deaths for 5,790 to date.

Dickinson County Healthcare System on Monday continued to show only three county residents testing positive at its facilities, with two deaths, along with five positives from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS had tested 874 people for COVID-19, with eight positive, 833 negative and 32 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

Wisconsin counties in the region showed no change in COVID-19 numbers Tuesday. The state Department of Health Services’ data site listed Marinette County with 40 cases and three deaths; Forest County with 34 cases and two deaths; Vilas County with eight cases; Florence County with two cases; and Iron County with two cases and a death.

Statewide, Wisconsin on Tuesday had recorded 23,198 cases of COVID-19, with 703 deaths.


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