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Delta County COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000

ESCANABA — Delta County has now surpassed 1,000 COVID-19 cases — far exceeding the number of cases in any other county in the Upper Peninsula, according to data collected by the state of Michigan. The Upper Peninsula as a whole is also closing in on 100 deaths — about one-fifth of those occurring in Delta County.

The Upper Peninsula had 5,164 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 815 probable cases, 97 deaths and 11 probable death linked to the disease, as of Monday, according to state officials.

Delta County had a total of 1,039 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 139 probable cases and 22 deaths and Recovered Cases (includes Probable Cases): 381; Menominee County had 620 confirmed cases, 78 probable cases and 5 deaths and Recovered Cases (includes Probable Cases): 345; Schoolcraft County had 65 confirmed cases and 4 probable cases and one probable death.

Elsewhere in the peninsula, Alger County had 81 confirmed cases and 26 probable cases and one death; Baraga County had 70 confirmed cases, 13 probable cases and four deaths; Chippewa County had 78 confirmed cases and 56 probable cases; Dickinson County had 613 confirmed cases, 14 probable case and 19 deaths and one probable death; Gogebic County had 283 confirmed cases, 111 probable cases, three deaths and four probable deaths; Houghton County had 769 confirmed cases, 150 probable cases and eight deaths and one probable death; Iron County had 406 confirmed cases, 32 probable cases and 21 deaths and two probable deaths; Keweenaw County had 18 confirmed cases and one probable case; Luce County had 36 confirmed cases and 11 probable case; Mackinac County had 123 confirmed cases and 32 probable cases; Marquette County had 876 confirmed cases, 139 probable cases and 14 deaths; and Ontonagon County had 87 confirmed cases and nine probable cases.

The state does not include infections or deaths within the Michigan Department of Corrections system in county-by-county counts.

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