New COVID-19 deaths in Delta, Menominee Counties

ESCANABA — Local health data Wednesday showed a new death attributed to COVID-19 in both Delta and Menominee counties in the past week.

Coronavirus activity in the past week held steady in Delta County for the eight-day period, while cases almost doubled in Menominee County, according to numbers posted Wednesday on the Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties website.

Menominee County on Wednesday had 38 new confirmed positives since Nov. 22, 18 more than a week ago. Delta County had 26 confirmed positives, the same number of new cases as the previous week. Delta County also had 26 probable cases and Menominee County 14 probable for the eight-day period.

The PHDM website Wednesday had Delta County at 8,884 confirmed positives, 3,124 probable cases and 173 deaths since the pandemic began. Menominee County has had 4,677 confirmed positives, 2,133 probable and 72 deaths. The deaths included confirmed and probable.

The PHDM on Wednesday ended providing local COVID-19 case data updates on its website. “This case data includes positive laboratory results and health care provider reports of COVID-19 cases, but does not include the results of at-home tests. With at-home tests widely available and frequently used, the case data PHDM has been reporting no longer reflects the actual number of COVID-19 cases in the community,” the PHDM posted on its website.

On the state level, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Tuesday added 206 confirmed positives since Nov. 22 to the Upper Peninsula’s tally: 43 in Dickinson County, 33 in Marquette County, 28 in Menominee County, 25 in Houghton County, 22 in Delta County, 11 in Iron and Gogebic counties, nine in Chippewa County, seven in Schoolcraft County, five in Ontonagon and Alger counties, four in Baraga County, two in Mackinac County and one in Luce County.

The state recorded a virus-related death in Dickinson and Mackinac counties.

Using only the MDHHS figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Tuesday has had 61,539 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 940 deaths since pandemic tracking began in March 2020.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Tuesday had Keweenaw County at 572 confirmed cases and 67 probable, and 14 confirmed deaths and one probable death; Luce County, 763 confirmed cases and 869 probable, 16 confirmed deaths and three probable deaths; Ontonagon County, 1,154 confirmed, 137 probable and 40 deaths, three probable; Alger County, 1,255 confirmed, 815 probable and eight deaths, nine probable; Schoolcraft County, 1,307 confirmed cases and 812 probable, 14 deaths and four probable; Mackinac County, 1,925 confirmed cases and 968 probable, 33 deaths and four probable; Baraga County, 2,034 confirmed cases, 439 probable and 56 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 3,013 confirmed cases and 395 probable, 82 deaths and 17 probable; Gogebic County, 3,449 confirmed cases and 661 probable, 44 deaths and 31 probable; Chippewa County, 4,065 confirmed cases and 5,930 probable, and 95 deaths, 18 probable; Menominee County, 4,658 confirmed cases, 2,123 probable and 64 deaths, 13 probable; Dickinson County, 6,031 confirmed cases and 3,059 probable, 98 deaths and 24 probable; Houghton County, 8,075 confirmed cases, 1,230 probable, 93 deaths and 12 probable; Delta County, 8,869 confirmed cases and 3,108 probable, 140 deaths and 34 probable; and Marquette County, 14,369 confirmed cases, 3,989 probable and 143 deaths, 16 probable. State figures can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Tuesday had 8,831 new confirmed and probable coronavirus positives in Michigan since Nov. 22, or an average of about 1,262 cases per day for the seven-day period, for a total of 2,938,443 cases since COVID tracking began. The state since Nov. 22 added 113 confirmed and probable deaths attributed to the virus to reach 40,085.

The state updates COVID-19 data once a week, usually on Tuesdays.


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