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Another virus death in Delta County

ESCANABA — Delta County reported another coronavirus-related death Thursday for a second day in a row, along with a dozen more confirmed COVID-19 positives, while Menominee County again had four new cases, data from local health officials showed.

The Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties website update Thursday also listed one new probable case in Delta County.

As of Thursday, Delta County has had 3,268 confirmed positives, 658 probable and 89 deaths, according to PHDMC. Menominee County had 1,760 confirmed cases, 320 probable and 39 deaths. The deaths included confirmed and probable.

State data Thursday had 10 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Delta County — tied with Marquette County as the highest rise for the day in the Upper Peninsula — plus eight in Schoolcraft County and six in Menominee County. The state recorded two new deaths for the region, both in Delta County.

For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Thursday added 60 new confirmed positives: 10 in Delta and Marquette counties; eight in Schoolcraft County; seven in Baraga County; six in Menominee County; five in Houghton County; four in Chippewa and Mackinac counties; three in Iron County; and one each in Dickinson, Ontonagon and Alger counties.

Using only the state’s figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Thursday has had 19,392 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 414 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Thursday had Keweenaw County at 142 confirmed cases and 31 probable, and one confirmed death and one probable death; Luce County, 185 confirmed cases and 196 probable, one confirmed death and one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 309 confirmed cases and 65 probable, four deaths and one probable; Alger County, 319 confirmed, 188 probable and two deaths, four probable; Ontonagon County, 398 confirmed, 56 probable and 20 deaths, one probable; Mackinac County, 406 confirmed cases and 227 probable, three deaths; Baraga County, 609 confirmed cases, 118 probable and 35 deaths; Iron County, 955 confirmed cases and 66 probable, 42 deaths and nine probable; Gogebic County, 1,008 confirmed cases and 360 probable, 22 deaths and 28 probable; Chippewa County, 1,042 confirmed cases and 1,365 probable, and 27 deaths, five probable; Menominee County, 1,757 confirmed cases, 317 probable and 39 deaths, two probable; Dickinson County, 2,364 confirmed cases and 327 probable, 58 deaths and 16 probable; Houghton County, 2,468 confirmed cases, 599 probable, 32 deaths and eight probable; Delta County, 3,259 confirmed cases and 651 probable, 71 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 4,171 confirmed cases, 794 probable and 57 deaths, one probable. State numbers are updated almost daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Thursday posted 3,514 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan for a total to date of 858,050. The state Thursday had 115 deaths attributed to the virus — including 92 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — to reach 18,054.

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