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Marinette reports two new virus cases

Marinette County on Friday posted two new COVID-19 positives, bringing its total cases to almost 40, health officials reported.

Upper Peninsula counties, however, showed no rise in COVID-19 activity for the third straight day.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services site Friday listed Baraga, Alger and Keweenaw counties with one confirmed virus case each; Iron County two confirmed cases; Chippewa County two confirmed cases and one probable; Luce County three confirmed cases; Schoolcraft County four confirmed cases; Gogebic County five confirmed cases and a death; Dickinson County six confirmed cases and two deaths; Houghton and Mackinac counties eight confirmed cases; Menominee County nine confirmed cases; Delta County 17 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 Friday had 128 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 Friday for a total of 59,621 to date. The state had eight new deaths for 5,745 to date.

Dickinson County Healthcare System on Friday 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 822 people for COVID-19, with eight positive, 782 negative and 32 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department on Friday posted it has to date recorded six positive cases in Dickinson County, with two deaths, three recoveries and one active; and two active cases in Iron County.

The two new cases in Marinette County were reported on its health department’s web page and not yet listed in Wisconsin COVID-19 statistics. It brings the county’s total to 39, with 31 recovered, three deaths, 3,613 negative tests and 40 pending results.

For other Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ data site Friday listed 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 Friday had recorded 22,246 cases of COVID-19, with 689 deaths.

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