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COVID-19 cases continue to slow in U.P.

ESCANABA — As of Thursday, the U.P. had 16,254 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (an increase of 15 cases in 24 hours), 3,976 probable cases, 380 deaths and 91 probable deaths linked to the disease, according to state officials.

The figure does not include prisoners in the Michigan Department of Corrections.

According to the state’s county-by-county count issued Thursday, Delta County had a total of 2,639 confirmed COVID-19 cases (unchanged for a third straight day), 469 probable cases, 65 deaths and 19 probable deaths; Menominee County had 1,608 confirmed cases (unchanged), 261 probable cases, 35 deaths and two probable deaths; Schoolcraft County had 229 confirmed cases (unchanged), 28 probable cases, four deaths and one probable death.

The LMAS District Health Department, which serves Luce, Mackinac, Alger and Schoolcraft County has reported 1201 recovered cases or probable cases, as of Thursday. However, more recoveries are possible, as the LMAS Health District only reports their cases weekly.

Elsewhere in the peninsula, Alger County had 277 confirmed cases, 155 probable cases, one death and two probable deaths; Baraga County had 503 confirmed cases, 98 probable cases and 32 deaths; Chippewa County had 713 confirmed cases, 1,011 probable cases, 21 deaths and four probable deaths; Dickinson County had 2,119 confirmed cases, 237 probable cases, 55 deaths and 14 probable deaths; Gogebic County had 910 confirmed cases, 338 probable cases, 19 deaths and 28 probable deaths; Houghton County had 2,073 confirmed cases, 513 probable cases, 32 deaths and eight probable deaths; Iron County had 864 confirmed cases, 62 probable cases, 39 deaths and nine probable deaths; Keweenaw County had 109 confirmed cases, 27 probable cases, one death and one probable death; Luce County had 132 confirmed cases, 82 probable cases and one probable deaths; Mackinac County had 281 confirmed cases, 151 probable cases and three deaths; Marquette County had 3,441 confirmed cases, 492 probable cases, 54 deaths and one probable death; and Ontonagon County had 356 confirmed cases, 52 probable cases, 19 deaths and one probable death.

The state does not include infections or deaths within the Michigan Department of Corrections system in county-by-county counts, however, as of Thursday, the MDOC had 23,773 confirmed cases, 787 probable cases, 145 deaths and three probable death.

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