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3rd COVID-19 death reported in Delta County

ESCANABA — A third death related to COVID-19 was reported in Delta County Friday, according to state officials. The Upper Peninsula had 147 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths caused by the virus.

Dayna Kapp, emergency preparedness coordinator for Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties (PHDM), said the third death was caught by the State of Michigan Division for Vital Records.

“They review death certificates and match them up against the Michigan Disease Surveillance System,” she said.

In Michigan, a death is considered COVID-19-related when a person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 is indicated as dead within 30 days of being diagnosed.

As of Friday, PHDM had no additional information to release on the newly-reported death.

“We were just notified of the additional Vital Records death today,” Kapp said.

Delta County had a total of 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases, three probable cases and three deaths; Schoolcraft County had four confirmed cases; and Menominee County had 13 confirmed cases and one probable case.

Elsewhere in the peninsula, Alger County had two confirmed cases; Baraga County had four confirmed cases; Chippewa County had two confirmed cases and one probable case; Dickinson County had six confirmed cases, one probable case and two deaths; Gogebic County had six confirmed cases and one death; Houghton County had 11 confirmed cases; Iron County had five confirmed cases; Keweenaw County had one confirmed case; Luce County had three confirmed cases; Mackinac County had eight confirmed cases; and Marquette County had 64 confirmed cases and 11 deaths.

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