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Delta virus cases up by 116 in less than week

For The Daily Press

ESCANABA — Delta County has seen its number of confirmed COVID-19 positives rise by 116 in less than a week, data from local health officials showed Tuesday.

The Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties website Tuesday also listed 23 more confirmed positives in Menominee County since its last update April 7. No new deaths were recorded in either county.

As of Tuesday, Delta County has had 2,959 confirmed cases, 569 probable cases and 86 deaths, according to PHDMC. Menominee County had 1,690 confirmed cases, 293 probable and 39 deaths. The deaths included confirmed and probable.

State COVID-19 data Tuesday added 105 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula, including 15 in Delta County and nine in Menominee County, as the region topped 18,000 cases to date.

Among the Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties, only Ontonagon did not record a new case Tuesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website.

For the Upper Peninsula, the MDHHS site Tuesday had 26 new confirmed cases in Marquette County; 21 in Dickinson County; 15 in Delta County; 13 in Chippewa County; 12 in Houghton County; nine in Menominee County; two in Alger County; and one each in Schoolcraft, Iron, Luce, Baraga, Keweenaw, Mackinac and Gogebic counties.

Using only the state’s figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Tuesday has had 18,033 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 402 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Tuesday had Keweenaw County at 132 confirmed cases and 31 probable, and one confirmed death and one probable death; Luce County, 151 confirmed cases and 150 probable, one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 273 confirmed cases and 50 probable, four deaths and one probable; Alger County, 297 confirmed, 178 probable and one death, four probable; Mackinac County, 351 confirmed cases and 208 probable, three deaths; Ontonagon County, 380 confirmed, 56 probable and 20 deaths, one probable; Baraga County, 526 confirmed cases, 110 probable and 33 deaths; Iron County, 895 confirmed cases and 63 probable, 42 deaths and nine probable; Chippewa County, 941 confirmed cases and 1,264 probable, and 26 deaths, five probable; Gogebic County, 985 confirmed cases and 357 probable, 22 deaths and 28 probable; Menominee County, 1,684 confirmed cases, 291 probable and 39 deaths, two probable; Dickinson County, 2,268 confirmed cases and 283 probable, 55 deaths and 16 probable; Houghton County, 2,364 confirmed cases, 576 probable, 32 deaths and eight probable; Delta County, 2,944 confirmed cases and 557 probable, 68 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 3,842 confirmed cases, 718 probable and 56 deaths, one probable. State numbers are updated almost daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Tuesday posted 8,867 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan for a total of 756,564.

The state added 74 deaths — including 37 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — to reach 16,586.

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