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69 new virus cases in U.P.

ESCANABA — State COVID-19 data Monday showed 16 more confirmed positives in Delta County and one in Menominee County.

For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Monday listed 69 new confirmed cases since Saturday: 24 in Marquette County; 16 in Delta County; 11 in Houghton County; 10 in Chippewa County; three in Mackinac County; two in Gogebic County; and one each in Menominee, Iron and Baraga counties. Marquette County had the only new death in the region.

Using only the state’s figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Monday has had 17,928 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 402 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Monday had Keweenaw County at 131 confirmed cases and 32 probable, and one confirmed death and one probable death; Luce County, 150 confirmed cases and 147 probable, one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 272 confirmed cases and 50 probable, four deaths and one probable; Alger County, 295 confirmed, 177 probable and one death, four probable; Mackinac County, 350 confirmed cases and 202 probable, three deaths; Ontonagon County, 380 confirmed, 56 probable and 20 deaths, one probable; Baraga County, 525 confirmed cases, 109 probable and 33 deaths; Iron County, 894 confirmed cases and 63 probable, 42 deaths and nine probable; Chippewa County, 928 confirmed cases and 1,252 probable, and 26 deaths, five probable; Gogebic County, 984 confirmed cases and 357 probable, 22 deaths and 28 probable; Menominee County, 1,675 confirmed cases, 291 probable and 39 deaths, two probable; Dickinson County, 2,247 confirmed cases and 282 probable, 55 deaths and 16 probable; Houghton County, 2,352 confirmed cases, 567 probable, 32 deaths and eight probable; Delta County, 2,929 confirmed cases and 542 probable, 68 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 3,816 confirmed cases, 712 probable and 56 deaths, one probable. State numbers are updated almost daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Monday posted 9,674 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan since Saturday for a total of 747,697. The state added 12 deaths to reach 16,512.

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