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No new virus cases in region for second day

For a second straight day, no new COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday, either in the Upper Peninsula or for Wisconsin counties in the region.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services site Thursday showed 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 County eight confirmed cases; Mackinac County 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 listed prison inmates as positive in Luce and Chippewa counties.

The Upper Peninsula as of Thursday 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 218 confirmed new COVID-19 cases Thursday for a total of 59,496 to date. The state had 26 new deaths for 5,737 to date.

Dickinson County Healthcare System on Thursday 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 803 people for COVID-19, with eight positive, 782 negative and 13 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 recorded six positive cases in Dickinson County, with two deaths, three recoveries and one active; and two active cases in Iron County.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Thursday listed Marinette County with 37 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 Thursday had recorded 21,926 cases of COVID-19, with 682 deaths.

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