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State posts 35 new cases of COVID in Marinette County

Marinette County has 35 new confirmed COVID-19 positives to reach 315 cases, Wisconsin health officials reported this weekend on that state’s data site.

For Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the state’s COVID-19 data site showed 41 more positives among the 15 counties over the weekend: 13 in Gogebic County, nine in Marquette County, seven in Menominee County, four each in Delta and Schoolcraft counties, three in Chippewa County and one new in Dickinson County.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department, however, did not confirm a new positive on its Facebook page.

Along with the Marinette County jump, the Wisconsin data site listed for the region nine new positives in Vilas County and one new case each in Forest and Iron counties.

For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data site Sunday had Keweenaw County with two confirmed cases and one probable; Luce County with three confirmed cases; Ontonagon County, three confirmed and one probable; Baraga County, five confirmed cases; Alger County, six confirmed cases and two probable; Schoolcraft County, 12 confirmed cases; Mackinac County, 16 confirmed cases and three probable; Iron County, 17 confirmed cases and one death; Chippewa County, 24 confirmed cases and eight probable; Houghton County, 40 confirmed cases and seven probable; Dickinson County, 44 confirmed cases, one probable and two deaths; Delta County, 61 confirmed cases, 19 probable and three deaths; Gogebic County, 89 confirmed cases, seven probable and a death; Menominee County, 89 confirmed cases and five probable; and Marquette County, 126 confirmed cases, 10 probable and 11 deaths. State numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

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

Using strictly the state figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Sunday has had 539 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 18 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 735 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Saturday and 426 on Sunday for a total of 82,782 to date. The state had seven new deaths Saturday — including four that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — but no new deaths Sunday for a total of 6,206.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Sunday listed Marinette County with 315 cases and three deaths; Iron County 72 cases and one death; Forest County 59 cases and four deaths; Vilas County 38 cases; and Florence County seven cases. As with the Michigan data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies; the Florence County Health Department on its website Thursday listed a sixth case but has not reported a seventh.

Wisconsin reported 1,062 new cases Saturday and 922 Sunday for a total of 54,924 to date, according to the state DHS data site. The state had 13 new COVID-19 deaths Saturday and one Sunday to reach 948 to date.

According to the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department, Dickinson County as of Thursday had 43 confirmed COVID-19 positives, with seven recovered, two deaths and 34 cases still active. Iron County has 17 positives, with five recovered, one death and 11 still active.

Dickinson County Healthcare System as of Friday showed 11 cases from Dickinson County and 11 cases from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS has tested 2,322 people for COVID-19, with 22 positive, 2,201 negative and 99 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

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