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Little change in COVID-19 numbers in UP

The only change in the COVID-19 numbers for the Upper Peninsula on Wednesday was the state reducing the deaths in Marquette County by one.

According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data site Wednesday afternoon, Iron and Baraga counties had one virus case; Chippewa County two cases; Luce County three cases; Schoolcraft County four cases; Gogebic County five cases and a death; Dickinson County five cases and two deaths; Houghton County six cases; Mackinac and Menominee counties eight cases each; Delta County 17 cases and two deaths; and Marquette County 56 cases and 11 deaths.

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

The U.P. as of Wednesday afternoon had 118 positive cases, including 16 deaths, according to state figures.

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 304 confirmed new COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a total of 58,035 to date. The state had 37 new deaths – which included 17 deaths that happened earlier but were confirmed through vital records and testing – for 5,570 to date.

Dickinson County Healthcare System on Tuesday continued to show only three county residents testing positive at its facilities, with two deaths, along with five positives from other counties; those counties were not identified. DCHS had tested 631 people for COVID-19, with eight positive, 583 negative and 26 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department on Wednesday posted it has recorded six positive cases, with two deaths, three recovered and one active case.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Wednesday listed Marinette County with 32 cases and two deaths; Forest County with 28 cases and two deaths; Vilas County with eight cases; Florence County with two cases; and Iron County with two cases and a death.

However, Marinette County Health and Human Services on Tuesday listed 33 COVID-19 cases.

Statewide, Wisconsin on Wednesday had recorded 19,400 cases of COVID-19, with 616 deaths.

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