State data shows 34 more virus cases in UP

State data Friday showed three new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County and one in Iron County in the past three days.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Friday had 34 new confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula for the three-day period since Tuesday: nine in Delta County; five in Menominee and Marquette counties; four in Chippewa County; three in Dickinson County; two in Baraga and Ontonagon counties; and one in Iron, Schoolcraft, Luce and Gogebic counties.

Using only the MDHHS figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Friday has had 20,290 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 445 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data Friday had Keweenaw County at 142 confirmed cases and 32 probable, and one confirmed death and one probable death; Luce County, 228 confirmed cases and 254 probable, four confirmed deaths and one probable death; Alger County, 323 confirmed, 196 probable and three deaths, four probable; Schoolcraft County, 356 confirmed cases and 85 probable, four deaths and one probable; Ontonagon County, 426 confirmed, 62 probable and 21 deaths, one probable; Mackinac County, 464 confirmed cases and 256 probable, three deaths; Baraga County, 697 confirmed cases, 130 probable and 39 deaths; Iron County, 1,005 confirmed cases and 72 probable, 43 deaths and 10 probable; Gogebic County, 1,084 confirmed cases and 365 probable, 24 deaths and 29 probable; Chippewa County, 1,126 confirmed cases and 1,436 probable, and 29 deaths, six probable; Menominee County, 1,811 confirmed cases, 334 probable and 41 deaths, two probable; Dickinson County, 2,435 confirmed cases and 347 probable, 59 deaths and 15 probable; Houghton County, 2,547 confirmed cases, 609 probable, 35 deaths and eight probable; Delta County, 3,375 confirmed cases and 718 probable, 76 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 4,271 confirmed cases, 829 probable and 63 deaths, one probable. State figures are updated regularly but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Friday had 2,250 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan, or an average of 750 per day since its last update Tuesday, for a total to date of 903,933. The state Friday added 19 deaths attributed to the virus — including nine that occurred earlier but were later verified through a vital records review — to reach 19,921.

The state earlier this month began posting new COVID data only twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

For the five Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Friday had four new confirmed positives in Marinette County, three in Vilas County and two in Forest County; Florence County’s count was reduced by one.

The DHS COVID-19 data site Friday had Marinette County with 4,258 confirmed cases, 480 probable cases and 68 deaths, seven probable deaths; Vilas County, 2,311 confirmed, 149 probable and 42 deaths, three probable; Forest County, 981 confirmed, 82 probable and 24 deaths, three probable; Iron County, 600 confirmed, 120 probable and 21 deaths, 21 probable; and Florence County, 457 confirmed, 55 probable and 13 deaths.

Wisconsin on Friday had 1,027 new positives — the state’s highest one-day rise since April 8 — for a total of 620,948 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date. The state recorded three new deaths to reach 7,439.


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