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New virus cases continue decline in U.P.

ESCANABA — The state Saturday showed only two more confirmed COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula as the region continues its trend of single-digit daily increases.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Saturday posted the new cases in both Dickinson and Mackinac counties.

Using only the state’s figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Saturday has had 20,045 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 438 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Saturday had Keweenaw County at 142 confirmed cases and 32 probable, and one confirmed death and one probable death; Luce County, 226 confirmed cases and 254 probable, four confirmed deaths and one probable death; Alger County, 321 confirmed, 195 probable and three deaths, four probable; Schoolcraft County, 354 confirmed cases and 83 probable, four deaths and one probable; Ontonagon County, 421 confirmed, 61 probable and 20 deaths, one probable; Mackinac County, 457 confirmed cases and 256 probable, three deaths; Baraga County, 691 confirmed cases, 125 probable and 37 deaths; Iron County, 983 confirmed cases and 69 probable, 43 deaths and nine probable; Gogebic County, 1,043 confirmed cases and 362 probable, 23 deaths and 28 probable; Chippewa County, 1,085 confirmed cases and 1,410 probable, and 28 deaths, five probable; Menominee County, 1,794 confirmed cases, 328 probable and 41 deaths, two probable; Dickinson County, 2,407 confirmed cases and 339 probable, 59 deaths and 15 probable; Houghton County, 2,528 confirmed cases, 607 probable, 35 deaths and eight probable; Delta County, 3,342 confirmed cases and 713 probable, 76 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 4,251 confirmed cases, 821 probable and 61 deaths, one probable. State figures are updated almost daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Saturday posted 198 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan for a total to date of 892,131. The state Saturday had 53 new deaths attributed to the virus — including 50 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing — to reach 19,540.

The state no longer updates virus figures on Sundays.

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