Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Delta County

Members of the Michigan National Guard staff a COVID-19 vaccination booster clinic are seen earlier this month at the Island Resort and Casino Convention Center in Harris. The clinic was organized by Public Health Delta and Menominee counities. (Photo by Aaron Rosendahl via Escanaba Daily Press)

Escanaba — Local data Wednesday showed Delta County has had 42 new confirmed COVID-19 positives since Monday, along with two more deaths blamed on the virus, while Menominee County added 31 cases and a death.

Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties also listed 19 probable cases in Menominee County and 17 probables in Delta County for the two-day period.

The PHDM website Wednesday had Delta County at 5,304 confirmed positives, 1,204 probable cases and 119 deaths to date. Menominee County has had 2,827 confirmed positives, 990 probables and 53 deaths. The deaths included confirmed and probable.

At the state level, figures on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Wednesday indicated 450 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula since Monday: 104 in Houghton County, 75 in Marquette County, 45 in Delta County, 42 in Dickinson County, 33 in Chippewa County, 32 in Menominee and Gogebic counties, 21 in Iron County, 16 in Mackinac County, 13 in Schoolcraft and Baraga counties, seven in Alger and Keweenaw counties, six in Ontonagon County, and four in Luce County. The state had two more virus-related deaths in both Delta and Houghton counties, and one each in Dickinson and Iron counties in that time period.

Using only the MDHHS numbers, the Upper Peninsula as of Wednesday has had 32,129 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 571 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Wednesday had Keweenaw County at 310 confirmed cases and 41 probable, and seven confirmed deaths and one probable death; Luce County, 401 confirmed cases and 439 probable, four confirmed deaths and one probable death; Ontonagon County, 609 confirmed, 76 probable and 22 deaths, one probable; Alger County, 621 confirmed, 347 probable and four deaths, five probable; Schoolcraft County, 710 confirmed cases and 268 probable, five deaths and one probable; Mackinac County, 964 confirmed cases and 496 probable, 13 deaths and one probable; Baraga County, 1,167 confirmed cases, 202 probable and 44 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 1,506 confirmed cases and 168 probable, 52 deaths and 11 probable; Gogebic County, 1,630 confirmed cases and 422 probable, 27 deaths and 29 probable; Chippewa County, 1,838 confirmed cases and 2,565 probable, and 44 deaths, 10 probable; Menominee County, 2,823 confirmed cases, 988 probable and 47 deaths, five probable; Dickinson County, 3,329 confirmed cases and 1,206 probable, 69 deaths and 17 probable; Houghton County, 4,307 confirmed cases, 828 probable, 51 deaths and 10 probable; Delta County, 5,298 confirmed cases and 1,199 probable, 99 deaths and 20 probable; and Marquette County, 6,616 confirmed cases, 1,451 probable and 83 deaths, five probable. State figures can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS has had 17,003 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan since Monday, or an average of about 8,502 per day for the two-day period, for a total to date of 1,276,264. The state since Monday has added 280 deaths attributed to the virus — including 143 that occurred earlier but were recently verified through a vital records review — to reach 23,595.

The state issues new COVID-19 data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. However, no new figures were provided Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.


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