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Virus cases increase in Delta County

ESCANABA — Two more positive cases of COVID-19 have been found in Delta County.

In a press release issued by the county, it was stated that Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties was aware of 20 positive cases of COVID-19 in Delta County. Previously, 18 positive cases had been reported.

According to the press release, the county also had five probable cases of COVID-19 and three coronavirus-related deaths. Numbers from the State of Michigan said Delta County had three probable cases, according to County Administrator Emily DeSalvo, the discrepancy was caused by the fact that the health department started recording probable cases in the area before the state did.

Of the number of positive cases reported, 14 had recovered; including probable cases, Delta County had a total of 19 recoveries.

State officials said the Upper Peninsula had 161 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 18 deaths caused by the virus. Alger County had two confirmed cases and one probable case; Baraga County had five confirmed cases; Chippewa County had nine confirmed cases and one probable case; Dickinson County had six confirmed cases, one probable case and two deaths; Gogebic County had seven confirmed cases and one death; Houghton County had 11 confirmed cases; Iron County had five 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 64 confirmed cases and 11 deaths; Menominee County had 15 confirmed cases and one probable case; and Schoolcraft County had four confirmed cases.

For more information on COVID-19, visit www.michigan.gov/coronavirus or www.deltacountymi.org.

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