Delta County virus cases climb by 46

ESCANABA Local health officials Wednesday reported 46 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Delta County since Monday and 24 more cases in Menominee County.

Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties also raised Menominee County’s probable case count by nine and Delta County’s probables by six.

The PHDM website Wednesday had Delta County at 3,941 confirmed positives to date, 843 probable cases and 97 deaths. Menominee County has had 2,092 confirmed positives, 505 probables and 43 deaths. The deaths included confirmed and probable.

At the state level, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Wednesday listed 266 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula since Monday: 86 in Marquette County, 44 in Delta County, 23 in Menominee and Houghton counties, 19 in Dickinson County, 14 in Chippewa County, 12 in Mackinac and Alger counties, 10 in Gogebic County, seven in Baraga County, six in Iron County, five in Luce County, three in Ontonagon County and two in Keweenaw County. The state recorded two more deaths in Delta County — PHDM already had added them to its figures — and one in Houghton County.

Using only the MDHHS numbers, the Upper Peninsula as of Wednesday has had 22,752 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 461 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data Wednesday had Keweenaw County at 161 confirmed cases and 34 probable, and one confirmed death and one probable death; Luce County, 245 confirmed cases and 297 probable, four confirmed deaths and one probable death; Alger County, 395 confirmed, 241 probable and three deaths, four probable; Schoolcraft County, 408 confirmed cases and 125 probable, four deaths and one probable; Ontonagon County, 488 confirmed, 61 probable and 21 deaths, one probable; Mackinac County, 594 confirmed cases and 296 probable, four deaths; Baraga County, 793 confirmed cases, 144 probable and 41 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 1,119 confirmed cases and 97 probable, 43 deaths and 10 probable; Gogebic County, 1,205 confirmed cases and 373 probable, 24 deaths and 29 probable; Chippewa County, 1,244 confirmed cases and 1,597 probable, and 30 deaths, five probable; Menominee County, 2,082 confirmed cases, 498 probable and 43 deaths, three probable; Dickinson County, 2,596 confirmed cases and 600 probable, 60 deaths and 15 probable; Houghton County, 2,762 confirmed cases, 636 probable, 38 deaths and nine probable; Delta County, 3,929 confirmed cases and 837 probable, 79 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 4,730 confirmed cases, 950 probable and 66 deaths, one probable. State figures can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Wednesday had 6,604 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan since Monday, or an average of 3,302 per day for the two days, for a total to date of 983,109. The state Wednesday added 44 deaths attributed to the virus — including 41 that occurred earlier but were recently verified through a vital records review — to reach 20,597.

The state issues new COVID-19 data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


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