New virus cases in Marquette, Houghton counties

State health officials Sunday posted new COVID-19 positives in Marquette and Houghton counties.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ data site Sunday showed Baraga and Keweenaw counties with one confirmed virus case each; Alger County two confirmed cases; Chippewa County two confirmed cases and one probable; Luce County three confirmed cases; Iron and Schoolcraft counties four 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; Menominee and Houghton counties nine confirmed cases; Delta County 18 confirmed cases, three probable and two deaths; and Marquette County 62 confirmed cases and 11 deaths.

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

The Upper Peninsula as of Sunday had 137 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 reported 146 confirmed new COVID-19 cases statewide Sunday for a total of 61,230 to date. The state had three new deaths for 5,846 to date.

Dickinson County Healthcare System on Friday showed three cases from Dickinson County and seven cases from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS has tested 943 people for COVID-19, with 10 positive, 915 negative and 18 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department today continued to list six reported cases in Dickinson County with two deaths, three recoveries and one active case; and four reported cases in Iron County, all still active.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ data site Sunday had Marinette County with 42 cases and three deaths; Forest County with 35 cases and three deaths; Vilas County with 10 cases; Florence County with two cases; and Iron County with two cases and a death.

Wisconsin health officials added the third death in Forest County on Saturday, but the Forest County Health Department did not indicate a new death on its Facebook page as has been its practice. No one could be reached at the office this morning for confirmation.

Statewide, Wisconsin on Sunday had recorded 24,819 cases of COVID-19, with 744 deaths.


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