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New virus cases continue to decline in U.P.

ESCANABA — State data Tuesday showed only one new confirmed COVID-19 positive in the area, in Schoolcraft County, and only six new cases in the Upper Peninsula.

The Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties website had no changes to its figures Tuesday for a second straight day.

As of Tuesday, Delta County has had 3,348 confirmed positives, 719 probable cases and 93 deaths, according to PHDMC. Menominee County had 1,796 confirmed positives, 329 probable and 40 deaths. The deaths included confirmed and probable.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Tuesday listed two new positives in Dickinson County; and one each in Schoolcraft, Chippewa, Ontonagon and Mackinac counties. The only new death Tuesday came in Gogebic County.

Using only the state’s figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Tuesday has had 20,031 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 436 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Tuesday 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, 353 confirmed cases and 83 probable, four deaths and one probable; Ontonagon County, 419 confirmed, 63 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, 1,080 confirmed cases and 1,395 probable, and 28 deaths, five probable; Menominee County, 1,793 confirmed cases, 327 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, 3,342 confirmed cases and 714 probable, 75 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 4,251 confirmed cases, 821 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 Tuesday posted 293 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan for a total to date of 891,057. The state Tuesday had 56 new deaths attributed to the virus — including 37 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing — to reach 19,432.

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