Delta County sees 8 COVID-19 cases in 3 days

ESCANABA — State and local data Friday showed eight new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Delta County in the past three days.

In its report, local health officials Friday also listed two new probable cases in Delta County. Menominee County had only one new confirmed positive but three probables.

The Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties website Friday had Delta County at 3,362 confirmed positives, 721 probable cases and 94 deaths. Menominee County has had 1,807 confirmed positives, 335 probable and 40 deaths. The deaths included confirmed and probable.

At the state level Friday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website had 28 new confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula for the three-day period since Tuesday: the eight in Delta County; six in Dickinson and Houghton counties; three in Mackinac County; two in Iron County; and one each in Menominee, Ontonagon and Chippewa counties. A new death was recorded for Chippewa County, but the state again reduced Menominee County’s toll by one.

Using only the MDHHS figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Friday has had 20,227 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 445 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data Friday had Keweenaw County at 142 confirmed cases and 32 probable, and one confirmed death and one probable death; Luce County, 227 confirmed cases and 254 probable, four confirmed deaths and one probable death; Alger County, 323 confirmed, 196 probable and three deaths, four probable; Schoolcraft County, 355 confirmed cases and 84 probable, four deaths and one probable; Ontonagon County, 424 confirmed, 61 probable and 21 deaths, one probable; Mackinac County, 465 confirmed cases and 256 probable, three deaths; Baraga County, 695 confirmed cases, 128 probable and 39 deaths; Iron County, 998 confirmed cases and 73 probable, 43 deaths and 10 probable; Gogebic County, 1,080 confirmed cases and 364 probable, 24 deaths and 29 probable; Chippewa County, 1,120 confirmed cases and 1,427 probable, and 29 deaths, six probable; Menominee County, 1,804 confirmed cases, 331 probable and 41 deaths, two probable; Dickinson County, 2,427 confirmed cases and 345 probable, 59 deaths and 15 probable; Houghton County, 2,544 confirmed cases, 607 probable, 35 deaths and eight probable; Delta County, 3,357 confirmed cases and 716 probable, 76 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 4,266 confirmed cases, 833 probable and 63 deaths, one probable. State figures are updated regularly but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Friday had 1,295 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan since its last update Tuesday for a total to date of 899,921. The state Friday added 21 deaths attributed to the virus — including seven that occurred earlier but were later verified through a vital records review — to reach 19,883.

The state earlier this month began posting new COVID data only twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.


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