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COVID-19 cases slowing in peninsula

ESCANABA — As of Friday, the U.P. had 16,274 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (an increase of 20 cases in 24 hours), 3,989 probable cases, 381 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 Friday, Delta County had a total of 2,640 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 470 probable cases, 650 deaths and 19 probable deaths; Menominee County had 1,612 confirmed cases, 262 probable cases, 35 deaths and two probable deaths; Schoolcraft County had 229 confirmed cases, 28 probable cases, four deaths and one probable death.

Elsewhere in the peninsula, Alger County had 277 confirmed cases, 156 probable cases, one death and two probable deaths; Baraga County had 503 confirmed cases, 98 probable cases and 32 deaths; Chippewa County had 714 confirmed cases, 1,015 probable cases, 22 deaths and four probable deaths; Dickinson County had 2,122 confirmed cases, 236 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 2,081 confirmed cases, 517 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, 28 probable cases, one death and one probable death; Luce County had 132 confirmed cases, 83 probable cases one probable death; Mackinac County had 282 confirmed cases, 151 probable cases and three probable deaths; Marquette County had 3,442 confirmed cases, 493 probable cases, 54 deaths and one probable death; and Ontonagon County had 357 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 Friday, the MDOC had 23,808 confirmed cases, 785 probable cases, 145 deaths and three probable deaths.

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