State: 227 new virus cases in UP since Friday

State data Monday showed 227 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula since Friday, including 20 cases in Dickinson County and nine in Iron County.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Monday had new cases in all of the Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties over the past three days: 59 in Delta County, 42 in Marquette County, 24 in Menominee County, 20 in both Dickinson and Houghton counties, 11 in Alger County, nine in Iron and Chippewa counties, eight in Mackinac County, seven in Ontonagon and Baraga counties, six in Gogebic County, two each in Schoolcraft and Keweenaw counties and one in Luce County. The state had a single new virus-related death in the U.P., in Delta County.

Using only the MDHHS figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Monday has had 22,485 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 458 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data Monday had Keweenaw County at 159 confirmed cases and 33 probable, and one confirmed death and one probable death; Luce County, 240 confirmed cases and 292 probable, four confirmed deaths and one probable death; Alger County, 383 confirmed, 234 probable and three deaths, four probable; Schoolcraft County, 408 confirmed cases and 117 probable, four deaths and one probable; Ontonagon County, 485 confirmed, 61 probable and 21 deaths, one probable; Mackinac County, 582 confirmed cases and 294 probable, four deaths; Baraga County, 786 confirmed cases, 145 probable and 41 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 1,113 confirmed cases and 98 probable, 43 deaths and 10 probable; Gogebic County, 1,195 confirmed cases and 372 probable, 24 deaths and 29 probable; Chippewa County, 1,230 confirmed cases and 1,587 probable, and 30 deaths, five probable; Menominee County, 2,059 confirmed cases, 489 probable and 43 deaths, three probable; Dickinson County, 2,577 confirmed cases and 574 probable, 60 deaths and 15 probable; Houghton County, 2,739 confirmed cases, 634 probable, 37 deaths and nine probable; Delta County, 3,885 confirmed cases and 828 probable, 77 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 4,644 confirmed cases, 941 probable and 66 deaths, one probable. State figures can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Monday had 6,093 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan since Friday, or an average of 2,031 per day for the three days, for a total to date of 976,505. The state Monday added 29 deaths attributed to the virus — including nine that occurred earlier but were recently verified through a vital records review — to reach 20,535.

The state issues new COVID-19 figures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The Upper Peninsula as of Monday had 26 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 11 adults in intensive care and two on ventilators, according to the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department, citing tracking data.

For the five Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Monday had 13 new confirmed positives in both Marinette and Forest counties, 10 in Vilas County, two in Iron County and one in Florence County.

The DHS COVID-19 data site Monday had Marinette County with 4,554 confirmed cases, 631 probable cases and 69 deaths, eight probable deaths; Vilas County, 2,450 confirmed, 156 probable and 45 deaths, three probable; Forest County, 1,133 confirmed, 94 probable and 24 deaths, four probable; Iron County, 635 confirmed, 126 probable and 21 deaths, 21 probable; and Florence County, 471 confirmed, 69 probable and 13 deaths.

Wisconsin on Monday added 3,384 more positives for the three days for a total of 681,624 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date. The state recorded 19 more virus-related deaths Monday to reach 7,759.


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