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COVID-19 positives continue to climb in UP

State data Saturday indicated another 36 COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County, raising the total to nearly 1,200 cases so far.

The number of confirmed positives in Dickinson County have gone up by 227 from what the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site listed a week ago.

The MDHHS on Saturday showed 194 more confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties: 49 in Delta County; 36 in Dickinson County; 29 in Marquette County; 21 in Houghton County; 13 in Gogebic County; 10 in Iron County; nine in Chippewa County; eight in Baraga County; seven in Menominee County; four in Mackinac and Schoolcraft counties; and two each in Alger, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. The state reduced Luce County’s case count by two and added two deaths in Iron County — still one fewer than what local health officials have reported — plus one new death each in Marquette and Ontonagon counties.

In total for the U.P., the MDHHS data site Saturday had Keweenaw County at 35 confirmed cases and three probable, and one death; Luce County, 103 confirmed cases and 37 probable; Alger County, 123 confirmed, 48 probable and one death and one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 145 confirmed cases and eight probable, plus one probable death; Mackinac County, 172 confirmed cases and 44 probable; Ontonagon County, 211 confirmed, 26 probable and six deaths; Chippewa County, 226 confirmed cases and 288 probable, and two deaths; Baraga County, 260 confirmed cases, 41 probable and five deaths; Gogebic County, 468 confirmed cases and 173 probable, nine confirmed deaths and 10 probable deaths; Iron County, 570 confirmed cases and 35 probable, 27 confirmed deaths and four probable; Menominee County, 946 confirmed cases, 97 probable and 10 deaths; Houghton County, 1,044 confirmed cases, 221 probable, eight confirmed deaths and one probable; Dickinson County, 1,189 confirmed cases and 56 probable, 26 confirmed deaths and two probable; Delta County, 1,810 confirmed cases and 226 probable, 46 confirmed deaths and nine probable; and Marquette County, 1,850 confirmed cases, 215 probable and 22 deaths. State numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Using only the state figures Saturday, the Upper Peninsula has had 9,145 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date and 163 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 7,072 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Saturday for a total of 251,813 to date. The state added 65 new deaths Saturday — including 36 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — for a total of 7,994.

The MDHHS no longer updates figures on Sundays.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, that state’s COVID-19 data site for the weekend added 89 new cases in Marinette County, 46 in Vilas County, 11 in Iron County, 10 in Forest County and three in Florence County. The site also had two new deaths in Marinette County and one new each in Florence and Forest counties.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Sunday had Marinette County with 2,496 confirmed cases, 194 probable cases and 22 deaths; Vilas County, 965 confirmed, 22 probable and nine deaths; Forest County, 642 confirmed, 41 probable and 12 deaths; Iron County, 299 confirmed, 51 probable and five deaths, two probable; and Florence County, 271 confirmed, 16 probable and 11 deaths. As with the Michigan data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin had 5,146 new positives Saturday and 6,058 on Sunday for a total of 312,369. The state added 52 new COVID-19 deaths Saturday and 12 on Sunday to reach 2,637.

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