Delta County virus cases climb by 33

ESCANABA — As the local coronavirus surge continues, Delta County on Monday posted 33 more confirmed COVID-19 positives since Friday, while Menominee County added 15 new cases, according to local health data.

Since reporting Aug. 5 that the delta variant of the coronavirus had surfaced, Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties had recorded 135 new confirmed positives in Delta County.

PHDM on Monday also raised Delta County’s probable case count by one and Menominee County’s probables by five.

The PHDM website Monday had Delta County at 3,524 confirmed positives, 748 probable cases and 94 deaths. Menominee County has had 1,865 confirmed positives, 384 probable and 40 deaths. The deaths included confirmed and probable.

At the state level, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Monday listed 87 new confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula since Friday: 28 in Delta County; 17 in Houghton County; 10 in Menomi-

nee County; nine in Dickinson County; six in Ontonagon County; four in Marquette County; three in Iron and Gogebic counties; two in Alger, Mackinac and Baraga counties; and one in Schoolcraft County. Chippewa County’s count was reduced by one.

Using only the MDHHS figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Monday has had 20,681 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 447 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data Monday had Keweenaw County at 142 confirmed cases and 32 probable, and one confirmed death and one probable death; Luce County, 230 confirmed cases and 262 probable, four confirmed deaths and one probable death; Alger County, 326 confirmed, 200 probable and three deaths, four probable; Schoolcraft County, 365 confirmed cases and 93 probable, four deaths and one probable; Ontonagon County, 435 confirmed, 62 probable and 21 deaths, one probable; Mackinac County, 471 confirmed cases and 260 probable, three deaths; Baraga County, 707 confirmed cases, 131 probable and 40 deaths; Iron County, 1,013 confirmed cases and 73 probable, 43 deaths and 10 probable; Gogebic County, 1,122 confirmed cases and 370 probable, 24 deaths and 29 probable; Chippewa County, 1,141 confirmed cases and 1,454 probable, and 29 deaths, five probable; Menominee County, 1,857 confirmed cases, 381 probable and 41 deaths, two probable; Dickinson County, 2,459 confirmed cases and 375 probable, 59 deaths and 15 probable; Houghton County, 2,603 confirmed cases, 618 probable, 35 deaths and eight probable; Delta County, 3,513 confirmed cases and 742 probable, 76 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 4,297 confirmed cases, 841 probable and 64 deaths, one probable. State figures are updated regularly but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Monday had 3,554 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan since Friday, or an average of about 1,185 per day for the three days, for a total to date of 922,687. The state Monday added 19 deaths attributed to the virus — including eight that occurred earlier but were recently verified through a vital records review — to reach 20,030.

The state now provides updated COVID-19 figures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


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