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Marinette County reports 3 new virus deaths; total toll rises to 48

Wisconsin state health officials Tuesday posted three new deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Marinette County, bringing its total toll to 48.

The county’s count of confirmed positive virus cases also rose by nine Tuesday to reach 3,584, which leads the region on both sides of the Wisconsin-Michigan border.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department did not provide an update on its numbers Tuesday.

Across the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus data site Tuesday added 76 confirmed coronavirus positives: 26 in Houghton County; 15 in Chippewa County; nine in Delta County; six in Dickinson and Menominee counties; four in Gogebic and Schoolcraft counties; and two each in Iron, Marquette and Baraga counties.

The state also listed two new deaths in Dickinson County — the county had reported those Monday — and one new each in Menominee, Baraga and Chippewa counties.

In total for the U.P., the data site Tuesday listed Keweenaw County at 75 confirmed cases and 15 probable, and one death and one probable death; Luce County, 127 confirmed cases and 68 probable; Alger County, 195 confirmed, 131 probable and one death, one probable; Schoolcraft County, 216 confirmed cases and 20 probable, three deaths and one probable; Mackinac County, 263 confirmed cases and 124 probable, three deaths; Ontonagon County, 278 confirmed, 31 probable and 15 deaths, one probable; Baraga County, 474 confirmed cases, 87 probable and 29 deaths; Chippewa County, 618 confirmed cases and 889 probable, and 13 deaths, two probable; Gogebic County, 716 confirmed cases and 297 probable, 16 confirmed deaths and 23 probable; Iron County, 780 confirmed cases and 56 probable, 32 confirmed deaths and five probable; Menominee County, 1,501 confirmed cases, 234 probable and 26 deaths, one probable; Houghton County, 1,636 confirmed cases, 407 probable, 26 confirmed deaths and seven probable; Dickinson County, 2,031 confirmed cases and 196 probable, 56 confirmed deaths and 14 probable; Delta County, 2,512 confirmed cases and 420 probable, 60 confirmed deaths and 18 probable; and Marquette County, 3,181 confirmed cases, 435 probable and 51 deaths, one probable. State numbers are updated almost daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Using only the state’s figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Tuesday has had 14,603 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 332 deaths.

The MDHHS on Tuesday reported 2,291 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan for a total of 504,410. The state added 189 new deaths – including 117 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS – to reach 12,867.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state’s COVID-19 data site Tuesday showed 16 new confirmed positives in Vilas County, nine in Marinette and Forest counties and six in Florence County, along with the three new Marinette County deaths.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Tuesday had Marinette County with 3,584 confirmed cases, 336 probable cases and 48 deaths; Vilas County, 1,633 confirmed, 67 probable and 21 deaths, two probable deaths; Forest County, 867 confirmed, 62 probable and 22 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 423 confirmed, 110 probable and 18 deaths, 17 probable; and Florence County, 405 confirmed, 26 probable and 12 deaths. As in Michigan, state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin added 3,403 new positives Tuesday for a total of 491,341 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The state recorded 95 deaths Tuesday to reach 4,979.

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