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Delta County still hot spot for virus

ESCANABA — Confirmed COVID-19 cases across the peninsula have continued to rise, with more than 100 cases added to the peninsula’s total Friday.

Currently, Delta County has both the highest number of confirmed cases in the entire peninsula. It is tied for the most deaths with Iron County, which has seen a surge in cases in recent days.

The Upper Peninsula had 3,959 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Friday — up from 3,813 Thursday — 668 probable cases, 63 deaths and two probable death linked to the disease, according to state officials.

Delta County had a total of 826 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 123 probable cases and 16 deaths; Menominee County had 506 confirmed cases, 103 probable cases and three deaths; Schoolcraft County had 49 confirmed cases and four probable cases.

The number of recovered cases, which includes recoveries from probable cases, was not available for Friday as of press time. However, as of Thursday, Delta County had 209 recovered cases, Menominee County had 263, and Schoolcraft had 18.

Elsewhere in the peninsula, Alger County had 60 confirmed cases and 17 probable cases; Baraga County had 53 confirmed cases, 12 probable cases and four deaths; Chippewa County had 61 confirmed cases and 40 probable cases; Dickinson County had 405 confirmed cases, nine probable case and five deaths; Gogebic County had 194 ­confirmed cases, 45 probable cases, one death and one probable death; Houghton County had 692 confirmed cases, 147 probable cases and six deaths; Iron County had 308 confirmed cases, 18 probable cases and 16 deaths and one probable death; Keweenaw County had 16 confirmed cases and two probable cases; Luce County had 28 confirmed cases and nine probable case; Mackinac County had 105 confirmed cases and 29 probable cases; Marquette County had 596 confirmed cases, 106 probable cases and 12 deaths; and Ontonagon County had 60 confirmed cases and four 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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