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New COVID cases reported in Marinette, Marquette counties

Counties on both sides of the border in the region continue to show new COVID-19 cases, according to health officials.

In Wisconsin, Marinette County on Friday reported another two positives, as did Iron County in that state, according to health officials in both counties.

The Marinette County Health and Human Services website listed a total of 50 cases for the county, with three deaths. Of those, 38 have recovered. Iron County on Friday afternoon announced on its Facebook page it was up to five confirmed positives, with one recovered and one fatality.

In the Upper Peninsula, Menominee County has a new case — it also lost one of its probables — as did Marquette County.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ data site Friday showed Keweenaw County with one confirmed virus case; Alger County two confirmed cases; Chippewa County two confirmed cases and one probable; Luce County three confirmed cases; Baraga and Schoolcraft counties four confirmed cases; Iron County five confirmed cases; Gogebic County six confirmed cases and a death; Dickinson County six confirmed cases, one probable and two deaths; Mackinac County eight confirmed cases; Houghton County 11 confirmed cases; Menominee County 13 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 updates its figures each afternoon and does not always match local reporting.

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

Using state figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Friday had 149 confirmed positives and 17 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 389 confirmed new COVID-19 cases statewide Friday for a total of 62,695 to date. The state, however, had only one new deaths for 5,888 to date.

Dickinson County Healthcare System on Friday showed three cases from Dickinson County and eight cases from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS has tested 1,104 people for COVID-19, with 11 positive, 1,071 negative and 22 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department continued to list six positives in Dickinson County with two deaths, three recoveries and one active case; and five active cases in Iron County.

For the Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Friday listed Marinette County with 49 cases and three deaths; Forest County 38 cases and three deaths; Vilas County 10 cases; Florence County three cases; and Iron County three cases and a death. As with Michigan data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports.

Statewide, Wisconsin on Friday had 520 new cases to reach 26,747, but saw no new deaths, staying at 766, according to the DHS data site.

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