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COVID-19 cases rise locally

ESCANABA — An additional COVID-10 case was reported in Delta County by the state of Michigan Monday. State officials said the U.P. had 269 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 19 deaths linked to coronavirus as of that day.

Delta County had a total of 28 confirmed COVID-19 cases, six probable cases and three deaths. A report of a fourth death in Delta County Monday was not accurate. Menominee County had 42 confirmed cases and three probable cases. Schoolcraft County had seven confirmed cases.

Elsewhere in the Upper Peninsula, Alger County had three confirmed cases and one probable case; Baraga County had five confirmed cases; Chippewa County had 19 confirmed cases and one probable case; Dickinson County had 16 confirmed cases, one probable case and two deaths; Gogebic County had 14 confirmed cases and one death; Houghton County had 25 confirmed cases and two probable cases; Iron County had eight confirmed cases and one death; Keweenaw County had one confirmed case; Luce County had three confirmed cases; Mackinac County had nine confirmed cases; Marquette County had 88 confirmed cases, two probable cases and 11 deaths; and Ontonagon County had one confirmed case.

s of Friday, people must wear face coverings in crowded outdoor settings — not just enclosed public spaces — or risk a $500 fine under an order from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. On Monday, businesses had to start refusing entry or service to customers who refuse to wear masks.

The state reported 384 new confirmed cases and seven additional deaths. There have been at least 6,321 confirmed or probable deaths in Michigan — seventh-most in the country and the eighth-highest rate per capita.

The seven-day case average, roughly 548, is up from about 319 on June 28, according to an Associated Press analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. There were 68.3 new cases per 100,000 people over the past two weeks, a lower rate than all but eight states.

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