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State: UP virus cases again only increase by single digits

State data Wednesday showed three new confirmed COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula, with one case each in Chippewa, Mackinac and Alger counties.

Using only the figures from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website, the Upper Peninsula as of Wednesday has had 20,069 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 440 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data 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 255 probable, four confirmed deaths and one probable death; Alger County, 323 confirmed, 195 probable and three deaths, four probable; Schoolcraft County, 354 confirmed cases and 84 probable, four deaths and one probable; Ontonagon County, 421 confirmed, 61 probable and 20 deaths, one probable; Mackinac County, 459 confirmed cases and 257 probable, three deaths; Baraga County, 694 confirmed cases, 126 probable and 38 deaths; Iron County, 984 confirmed cases and 69 probable, 43 deaths and 10 probable; Gogebic County, 1,043 confirmed cases and 362 probable, 23 deaths and 29 probable; Chippewa County, 1,087 confirmed cases and 1,417 probable, and 28 deaths, six probable; Menominee County, 1,795 confirmed cases, 331 probable and 41 deaths, two probable; Dickinson County, 2,410 confirmed cases and 343 probable, 59 deaths and 15 probable; Houghton County, 2,531 confirmed cases, 607 probable, 35 deaths and eight probable; Delta County, 3,345 confirmed cases and 713 probable, 76 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 4,255 confirmed cases, 822 probable and 62 deaths, one probable. State figures are updated almost daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Wednesday posted 174 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan for a total to date of 893,756. The state Wednesday had two new deaths attributed to the virus to reach 19,664.

For the five Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Wednesday had one new confirmed positive in Marinette County while Vilas County’s count was reduced by one.

The state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Wednesday had Marinette County with 4,238 confirmed cases, 476 probable cases and 67 deaths, six probable deaths; Vilas County, 2,288 confirmed, 148 probable and 42 deaths, three probable; Forest County, 966 confirmed, 81 probable and 23 deaths, three probable; Iron County, 585 confirmed, 120 probable and 21 deaths, 19 probable; and Florence County, 451 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 96 new positives for a total of 612,329 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date. The state recorded eight new deaths Wednesday to reach 7,261.

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