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Number of new COVID-19 cases in U.P. remains low

ESCANABA — Local health officials Wednesday reported only one more confirmed COVID-19 positive in both Delta and Menominee counties.

The Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties website Wednesday also listed six new probable coronavirus cases in Delta County and three in Menominee County. Neither county recorded a new death.

As of Wednesday, Delta County has had 3,347 confirmed positives, 711 probable cases and 93 deaths, according to PHDMC. Menominee County had 1,793 confirmed positives, 330 probable and 40 deaths. The deaths included confirmed and probable.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Wednesday added a total of 11 new cases in the Upper Peninsula for a second straight day: two each in Menominee, Schoolcraft, Dickinson, Luce, Houghton and Baraga counties; and one in Delta County; the count was reduced by one in both Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. The only new death was in Iron County.

Using only the state’s figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Wednesday has had 19,999 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 432 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Wednesday had Keweenaw County at 144 confirmed cases and 32 probable, and one confirmed death and one probable death; Luce County, 223 confirmed cases and 254 probable, three confirmed death and one probable death; Alger County, 321 confirmed, 194 probable and two deaths, four probable; Schoolcraft County, 352 confirmed cases and 83 probable, four deaths and one probable; Ontonagon County, 416 confirmed, 60 probable and 20 deaths, one probable; Mackinac County, 452 confirmed cases and 253 probable, three deaths; Baraga County, 687 confirmed cases, 125 probable and

37 deaths; Iron County, 983 confirmed cases and 69 probable, 43 deaths and nine probable; Gogebic County, 1,040 confirmed cases and 364 probable, 22 deaths and 28 probable; Chippewa County, 1,079 confirmed cases and 1,394 probable, and 28 deaths, five probable; Menominee County, 1,790 confirmed cases, 327 probable and 41 deaths, two probable; Dickinson County, 2,398 confirmed cases and 340 probable, 59 deaths and 15 probable; Houghton County, 2,525 confirmed cases, 606 probable, 34 deaths and eight probable; Delta County, 3,341 confirmed cases and 699 probable, 75 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 4,248 confirmed cases, 820 probable and 60 deaths, one probable. State figures are updated almost daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Wednesday posted 420 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan for a total to date of 889,001. The state Wednesday had 33 deaths attributed to the virus to reach 19,209.

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