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State: Only nine more virus cases across UP

State data Wednesday showed only a single-digit increase in COVID-19 cases in the Upper Peninsula and no new deaths within the 15 counties.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Wednesday listed nine more confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula: four in Chippewa County, two each in Delta and Ontonagon counties and one in Schoolcraft County.

Using only the state’s figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Wednesday has had 20,040 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 436 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Wednesday had Keweenaw County at 142 confirmed cases and 32 probable, and one confirmed death and one probable death; Luce County, 226 confirmed cases and 254 probable, four confirmed deaths and one probable death; Alger County, 321 confirmed, 195 probable and three deaths, four probable; Schoolcraft County, 354 confirmed cases and 83 probable, four deaths and one probable; Ontonagon County, 421 confirmed, 61 probable and 20 deaths, one probable; Mackinac County, 455 confirmed cases and 255 probable, three deaths; Baraga County, 690 confirmed cases, 125 probable and 37 deaths; Iron County, 983 confirmed cases and 69 probable, 43 deaths and nine probable; Gogebic County, 1,042 confirmed cases and 362 probable, 23 deaths and 28 probable; Chippewa County, 1,084 confirmed cases and 1,395 probable, and 28 deaths, five probable; Menominee County, 1,793 confirmed cases, 328 probable and 41 deaths, two probable; Dickinson County, 2,406 confirmed cases and 340 probable, 59 deaths and 15 probable; Houghton County, 2,528 confirmed cases, 607 probable, 34 deaths and eight probable; Delta County, 3,344 confirmed cases and 713 probable, 75 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 4,251 confirmed cases, 822 probable and 61 deaths, one probable. State figures are updated almost daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Wednesday posted 257 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan for a total to date of 891,314. The state Wednesday had seven new deaths attributed to the virus to reach 19,439.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Wednesday had a new virus-related death in Vilas County and a single new confirmed case in both Forest and Iron counties.

The DHS on Wednesday had Marinette County with 4,232 confirmed cases, 476 probable cases and 67 deaths, six probable deaths; Vilas County, 2,288 confirmed, 147 probable and 42 deaths, two probable; Forest County, 964 confirmed, 79 probable and 23 deaths, three probable; Iron County, 583 confirmed, 119 probable and 21 deaths, 19 probable; and Florence County, 452 confirmed, 55 probable and 13 deaths. As in Michigan, state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin on Wednesday added 106 new positives for a total of 611,274 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date. The state posted 11 new deaths Wednesday to reach 7,189.

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