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State lists more than 1K new virus cases in 3 days

IRON MOUNTAIN — State data Monday showed the Upper Peninsula added more than 1,000 confirmed COVID-19 positives in the past three days but only one new death, a likely indication of the highly transmissible omicron variant taking hold in the region.

Figures on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Monday indicated 1,031 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula since Friday: 285 in Marquette County, 166 in Delta County, 122 in Houghton County, 71 in Dickinson County, 66 in Gogebic County, 65 in Menominee County, 50 in Chippewa County, 39 in Iron County, 30 in Alger County, 27 in Baraga County, 26 in Ontonagon County, 25 in Mackinac County, 22 in Schoolcraft County, 17 in Luce County, and two in Keweenaw County. The single new death recorded was in Menominee County.

Using only the MDHHS numbers, the Upper Peninsula as of Monday has had 39,018 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 681 deaths.

The U.P. as of Monday had 74 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 17 adults in intensive care and nine on ventilators, according to Frontline UPdates JIC, a group of health care communication professionals from the U.P. All of these numbers are up from last week.

Statewide Wednesday, 4,580 adults were hospitalized with COVID-19 — plus 94 pediatric patients — with 833 adults in ICU beds and 539 on ventilators.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Monday had Keweenaw County at 364 confirmed cases and 43 probable, and 10 confirmed deaths and one probable death; Luce County, 521 confirmed cases and 597 probable, four confirmed deaths and one probable death; Ontonagon County, 735 confirmed, 87 probable and 27 deaths, one probable; Alger County, 776 confirmed, 440 probable and six deaths, five probable; Schoolcraft County, 869 confirmed cases and 434 probable, eight deaths and one probable; Mackinac County, 1,185 confirmed cases and 647 probable, 21 deaths and two probable; Baraga County, 1,375 confirmed cases, 220 probable and 46 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 1,800 confirmed cases and 201 probable, 60 deaths and 13 probable; Gogebic County, 2,063 confirmed cases and 438 probable, 34 deaths and 29 probable; Chippewa County, 2,346 confirmed cases and 3,473 probable, and 60 deaths, 12 probable; Menominee County, 3,237 confirmed cases, 1,227 probable and 56 deaths, eight probable; Dickinson County, 3,896 confirmed cases and 1,638 probable, 76 deaths and 18 probable; Houghton County, 5,130 confirmed cases, 900 probable, 65 deaths and 11 probable; Delta County, 6,230 confirmed cases and 1,448 probable, 116 deaths and 22 probable; and Marquette County, 8,491 confirmed cases, 2,161 probable and 92 deaths, five probable. State figures can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Monday had 44,524 new confirmed coronavirus positives in Michigan since Friday, or an average of about 14,841 per day for the three-day period, for a total to date of 1,681,135. The state since Friday added 56 deaths attributed to the virus to reach 27,878.

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

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