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Virus cases climb in local area, U.P.

ESCANABA — Delta County has gained 32 more confirmed COVID-19 positives since Monday and Menominee County six new cases, data from local health officials showed.

The Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties website update Wednesday also listed 19 new probable cases in Delta County, while Menominee County had another three probable cases. The department did not report any new deaths for either county.

As of Wednesday, Delta County has had 3,193 confirmed positives, 637 probable and 87 deaths, according to PHDMC. Menominee County had 1,736 confirmed cases, 314 probable and 39 deaths. The deaths included confirmed and probable.

State data Wednesday showed 17 more confirmed COVID-19 positives in Delta County, the biggest rise in the Upper Peninsula for a third straight day.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Wednesday also had five new cases in Menominee County and three in Schoolcraft County.

For the Upper Peninsula, the MDHHS on Wednesday had 63 new confirmed positives: the 17 in Delta County; eight in Iron County; six in Houghton County; five in Menominee, Marquette, Chippewa and Baraga counties; three in Schoolcraft and Mackinac counties; two in Dickinson County; and one each in Luce, Gogebic, Ontonagon and Keweenaw counties. No new deaths were recorded for the U.P.

Using only the state’s figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Wednesday has had 18,973 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 409 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Wednesday had Keweenaw County at 141 confirmed cases and 31 probable, and one confirmed death and one probable death; Luce County, 174 confirmed cases and 176 probable, one confirmed death and one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 293 confirmed cases and 58 probable, four deaths and one probable; Alger County, 307 confirmed, 187 probable and two deaths, four probable; Mackinac County, 389 confirmed cases and 224 probable, three deaths; Ontonagon County, 397 confirmed, 56 probable and 20 deaths, one probable; Baraga County, 561 confirmed cases, 113 probable and 33 deaths; Iron County, 932 confirmed cases and 65 probable, 42 deaths and nine probable; Gogebic County, 1,001 confirmed cases and 360 probable, 22 deaths and 28 probable; Chippewa County, 1,017 confirmed cases and 1,336 probable, and 27 deaths, five probable; Menominee County, 1,733 confirmed cases, 312 probable and 39 deaths, two probable; Dickinson County, 2,343 confirmed cases and 315 probable, 57 deaths and 16 probable; Houghton County, 2,433 confirmed cases, 594 probable, 32 deaths and eight probable; Delta County, 3,182 confirmed cases and 631 probable, 69 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 4,070 confirmed cases, 781 probable and 57 deaths, one probable. State numbers are updated almost daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Wednesday posted 4,371 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan for a total to date of 833,891. The state Wednesday recorded 38 deaths attributed to the virus to reach 17,467.

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