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Virus cases up by 26 in UP since Friday

State data Tuesday showed six new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County and two in Iron County since last week.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website had 26 new confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula for the four-day period since Friday: seven in Gogebic County; six in Dickinson County; five in Chippewa County; two in Delta, Iron and Houghton counties; and one each in Marquette and Mackinac counties. The state recorded COVID deaths in Menominee, Ontonagon and Gogebic counties, but a note on the website indicated all had happened earlier and were only recently confirmed.

Using only the MDHHS figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Tuesday has had 20,199 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 445 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data Tuesday had Keweenaw County at 142 confirmed cases and 32 probable, and one confirmed death and one probable death; Luce County, 227 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, 355 confirmed cases and 84 probable, four deaths and one probable; Ontonagon County, 423 confirmed, 61 probable and 21 deaths, one probable; Mackinac County, 462 confirmed cases and 256 probable, three deaths; Baraga County, 695 confirmed cases, 128 probable and 39 deaths; Iron County, 996 confirmed cases and 71 probable, 43 deaths and 10 probable; Gogebic County, 1,080 confirmed cases and 364 probable, 24 deaths and 29 probable; Chippewa County, 1,119 confirmed cases and 1,424 probable, and 28 deaths, six probable; Menominee County, 1,803 confirmed cases, 330 probable and 42 deaths, two probable; Dickinson County, 2,421 confirmed cases and 345 probable, 59 deaths and 15 probable; Houghton County, 2,538 confirmed cases, 607 probable, 35 deaths and eight probable; Delta County, 3,349 confirmed cases and 714 probable, 76 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 4,266 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 Tuesday had 1,028 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan since its last update Friday for a total to date of 898,626. The state Tuesday added 14 deaths attributed to the virus — with all 14 having occurred earlier and later verified through a vital records review — to reach 19,862.

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 Tuesday had three new confirmed positives in Forest County, two in Marinette County and one each in Florence and Iron counties. The DHS also recorded a new death in Marinette County.

The DHS COVID-19 data site Tuesday had Marinette County with 4,242 confirmed cases, 477 probable cases and 68 deaths, six probable deaths; Vilas County, 2,298 confirmed, 149 probable and 42 deaths, three probable; Forest County, 970 confirmed, 82 probable and 24 deaths, three probable; Iron County, 591 confirmed, 120 probable and 21 deaths, 21 probable; and Florence County, 457 confirmed, 55 probable and 13 deaths. As in Michigan, state numbers are updated regularly but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin on Tuesday had 781 new positives since Friday for a total of 615,378 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date. The state recorded 11 new deaths over the past four days to reach 7,383.

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