COVID-19 update: Week of April 3

COVID-19 activity remained low across the region in the past week, according to state health data.

Houghton County had 19 new confirmed coronavirus positives since March 28, up only one a week ago, while Baraga County had two new cases, four fewer than the previous week, according to figures posted Tuesday on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website. Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties had one case each this week.

None of the area counties had a new virus-related death in the seven-day period.

The MDHHS website Tuesday added 112 confirmed COVID-19 positives since March 28, down 24 from the previous week, to the Upper Peninsula’s tally: 34 in Marquette County, 19 in Houghton County, 15 in Dickinson County, 10 in Delta County, nine in Menominee County, seven in Gogebic County, five in Iron and Schoolcraft counties, three in Chippewa County, two in Baraga County, and one in Keweenaw, Ontonagon and Alger counties.

The state recorded two confirmed virus-related deaths in Marquette County and one each in Dickinson, Delta and Schoolcraft counties.

Based on the MDHHS figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Tuesday has had 64,766 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 997 confirmed deaths since pandemic tracking began in March 2020.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data Tuesday had Keweenaw County at 605 confirmed cases and 65 probable, and 15 confirmed deaths and one probable death; Luce County, 790 confirmed cases and 892 probable, 17 confirmed deaths and eight probable deaths; Ontonagon County, 1,210 confirmed, 148 probable and 42 deaths, three probable; Alger County, 1,297 confirmed, 878 probable and nine deaths, 11 probable; Schoolcraft County, 1,421 confirmed cases and 828 probable, 15 deaths and six probable; Mackinac County, 1,950 confirmed cases and 1,075 probable, 34 deaths and six probable; Baraga County, 2,173 confirmed cases, 463 probable and 60 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 3,222 confirmed cases and 431 probable, 85 deaths and 17 probable; Gogebic County, 3,662 confirmed cases and 718 probable, 44 deaths and 34 probable; Chippewa County, 4,264 confirmed cases and 6,077 probable, and 99 deaths, 21 probable; Menominee County, 5,011 confirmed cases, 2,252 probable and 69 deaths, 17 probable; Dickinson County, 6,359 confirmed cases and 3,141 probable, 108 deaths and 25 probable; Houghton County, 8,409 confirmed cases, 1,263 probable, 96 deaths and 12 probable; Delta County, 9,202 confirmed cases and 3,421 probable, 155 deaths and 42 probable; and Marquette County, 15,191 confirmed cases, 4,532 probable and 149 deaths, 25 probable.

The MDHHS on Tuesday added 5,263 new confirmed and probable coronavirus positives in Michigan since March 28, down 1,299 for the week, or an average of about 752 cases per day for the seven-day period, for a total of 3,089,377 cases in the state since COVID tracking began. The state since March 28 recorded 67 confirmed and probable deaths attributed to the virus, 22 fewer than the week before, to reach 42,523.

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


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