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State: 46 more virus cases in UP, 2 new deaths

State data Wednesday showed 46 more confirmed COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula, including five in Iron County and two in Dickinson County, plus two new deaths blamed on the coronavirus.

For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Wednesday had seven new confirmed positives in Menominee and Marquette counties; six in Gogebic County; five in Iron and Mackinac counties; four in Baraga County; three in Ontonagon County; two in Dickinson, Delta and Houghton counties; and one each in Schoolcraft, Luce and Keweenaw counties. Marquette and Baraga counties each had a new death.

Using only the state’s figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Wednesday has had 19,620 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 420 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Wednesday had Keweenaw County at 143 confirmed cases and 31 probable, and one confirmed death and one probable death; Luce County, 193 confirmed cases and 221 probable, one confirmed death and one probable death; Alger County, 319 confirmed, 191 probable and two deaths, four probable; Schoolcraft County, 324 confirmed cases and 72 probable, four deaths and one probable; Ontonagon County, 404 confirmed, 56 probable and 20 deaths, one probable; Mackinac County, 420 confirmed cases and 237 probable, three deaths; Baraga County, 635 confirmed cases, 122 probable and 37 deaths; Iron County, 968 confirmed cases and 67 probable, 42 deaths and nine probable; Gogebic County, 1,024 confirmed cases and 360 probable, 22 deaths and 28 probable; Chippewa County, 1,057 confirmed cases and 1,380 probable, and 28 deaths, five probable; Menominee County, 1,773 confirmed cases, 321 probable and 39 deaths, two probable; Dickinson County, 2,377 confirmed cases and 328 probable, 59 deaths and 15 probable; Houghton County, 2,486 confirmed cases, 606 probable, 32 deaths and eight probable; Delta County, 3,288 confirmed cases and 670 probable, 72 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 4,209 confirmed cases, 799 probable and 58 deaths, one probable. State numbers are updated almost daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Wednesday posted 2,171 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan for a total to date of 869,512. The state Wednesday had 17 deaths attributed to the virus to reach 18,355.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Wednesday had nine new confirmed positives in Vilas County and three in Marinette County.

The DHS on Wednesday had Marinette County with 4,163 confirmed cases, 462 probable cases and 66 deaths, four probable deaths; Vilas County, 2,260 confirmed, 146 probable and 39 deaths, two probable; Forest County, 960 confirmed, 79 probable and 23 deaths, three probable; Iron County, 578 confirmed, 119 probable and 21 deaths, 19 probable; and Florence County, 446 confirmed, 55 probable and 12 deaths. As in Michigan, state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin added 558 new positives Wednesday for a total of 604,378 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date. The state listed 18 new deaths Wednesday to reach 6,935.

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