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New COVID deaths in Menominee, Marinette counties

State health officials have reported three new coronavirus-related deaths in Menominee County over the past two days and two more deaths across the Wisconsin border in Marinette County.

Across the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site recorded 130 confirmed positives since Tuesday: 32 in Houghton County; 25 in Marquette County; 16 in Delta County; 13 in Gogebic County; nine in Iron County; eight in Alger County; seven in Menominee County; five in Keweenaw and Chippewa counties; four in Dickinson County; three in Ontonagon County; and one each in Baraga, Mackinac and Luce counties. The state showed two new deaths in Chippewa County, along with the three in Menominee County.

In total for the U.P., the MDHHS data site Thursday listed Keweenaw County at 89 confirmed cases and 16 probable, and one death and one probable death; Luce County, 128 confirmed cases and 69 probable; Alger County, 220 confirmed, 138 probable and one death, two probable; Schoolcraft County, 223 confirmed cases and 22 probable, three deaths and one probable; Mackinac County, 270 confirmed cases and 130 probable, three deaths; Ontonagon County, 286 confirmed, 31 probable and 15 deaths, one probable; Baraga County, 479 confirmed cases, 90 probable and 29 deaths, one probable; Chippewa County, 665 confirmed cases and 967 probable, and 15 deaths, two probable; Gogebic County, 760 confirmed cases and 304 probable, 16 confirmed deaths and 25 probable; Iron County, 809 confirmed cases and 62 probable, 32 confirmed deaths and five probable; Menominee County, 1,546 confirmed cases, 245 probable and 34 deaths, two probable; Houghton County, 1,812 confirmed cases, 456 probable, 27 confirmed deaths and seven probable; Dickinson County, 2,055 confirmed cases and 211 probable, 56 confirmed deaths and 14 probable; Delta County, 2,568 confirmed cases and 429 probable, 60 confirmed deaths and 18 probable; and Marquette County, 3,300 confirmed cases, 459 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 Thursday has had 15,210 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 343 deaths.

The MDHHS listed 2,698 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Thursday for a total of 531,004. The state added 139 new deaths Thursday — including 107 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — to reach 13,672.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state’s COVID-19 data site over the past two days added 28 new cases in Marinette County, 12 in Vilas County, five in Iron County, three in Forest County and one in Florence County. Along with Marinette County’s two new deaths, Vilas County had three attributed to virus complications.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Thursday had Marinette County with 3,738 confirmed cases, 353 probable cases and 53 deaths; Vilas County, 1,770 confirmed, 86 probable and 31 deaths, two probable deaths; Forest County, 893 confirmed, 65 probable and 22 deaths, three probable; Iron County, 440 confirmed, 110 probable and 19 deaths, 17 probable; and Florence County, 411 confirmed, 30 probable and 12 deaths. As in Michigan, state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin added 2,134 new positives Wednesday and 2,712 on Thursday for a total of 515,982 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The state recorded 37 deaths Wednesday and 42 on Thursday to reach 5,290.

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