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State lists 3 new virus deaths in Menominee County

Michigan health officials Saturday recorded three new deaths in Menominee County attributed to COVID-19.

In Wisconsin, Marinette County added almost 50 new confirmed positives over the weekend to reach 3,682 cases, more than any county either in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula or other Wisconsin counties in the region.

Across the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus data site Saturday added 63 confirmed positives: 21 in Houghton County; 12 in Marquette County; six in Delta and Gogebic counties; five in Alger and Chippewa counties; three in Iron County; two in Menominee County; and one each in Keweenaw, Mackinac and Schoolcraft counties.

In total for the U.P., the data site Saturday listed Keweenaw County at 83 confirmed cases and 16 probable, and one death and one probable death; Luce County, 127 confirmed cases and 69 probable; Alger County, 210 confirmed, 134 probable and one death, two probable; Schoolcraft County, 220 confirmed cases and 20 probable, three deaths and one probable; Mackinac County, 269 confirmed cases and 128 probable, three deaths; Ontonagon County, 282 confirmed, 30 probable and 15 deaths, one probable; Baraga County, 476 confirmed cases, 88 probable and 29 deaths; Chippewa County, 647 confirmed cases and 935 probable, and 13 deaths, two probable; Gogebic County, 737 confirmed cases and 300 probable, 16 confirmed deaths and 23 probable; Iron County, 792 confirmed cases and 69 probable, 32 confirmed deaths and five probable; Menominee County, 1,530 confirmed cases, 237 probable and 30 deaths, two probable; Houghton County, 1,734 confirmed cases, 437 probable, 27 confirmed deaths and seven probable; Dickinson County, 2,045 confirmed cases and 201 probable, 56 confirmed deaths and 14 probable; Delta County, 2,544 confirmed cases and 427 probable, 60 confirmed deaths and 18 probable; and Marquette County, 3,253 confirmed cases, 442 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 Saturday has had 14,949 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 337 deaths.

The MDHHS on Saturday reported 2,706 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan for a total of 519,082. The state added 222 new deaths — including 207 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — to reach 13,354.

The MDHHS no longer updates figures on Sundays.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state’s COVID-19 data site this weekend showed 49 new cases in Marinette County, 39 in Vilas County and one in Iron County. Six new deaths were listed in Vilas County as well; its health department’s Facebook page has three more deaths than the state’s figures.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Sunday had Marinette County with 3,682 confirmed cases, 349 probable cases and 51 deaths; Vilas County, 1,718 confirmed, 76 probable and 27 deaths, two probable deaths; Forest County, 886 confirmed, 63 probable and 22 deaths, three probable; Iron County, 434 confirmed, 110 probable and 18 deaths, 17 probable; and Florence County, 408 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 3,046 new positives Saturday and 1,832 on Sunday for a total of 506,890 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The state recorded 36 deaths Saturday and two Sunday to reach 5,157.

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