11 new COVID cases in Keweenaw

Keweenaw County saw a surprising jump in COVID-19 activity in the past week, according to the state data.

The county — which still has state’s lowest number of coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic — had 11 new confirmed positives since Feb. 21, 10 more than the week before.

Houghton County for the same seven-day period had 40 new confirmed positives, six more than a week ago, while Baraga County had only one new case, down seven, according to figures posted Tuesday on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website.

The MDHHS website Tuesday added 218 confirmed COVID-19 positives since Feb. 21, up 37 from the previous week, to the Upper Peninsula’s tally: 58 in Marquette County, 40 in Houghton County, 25 in Dickinson County, 21 in Menominee County, 17 in Gogebic County, 14 in Delta County, 12 in Iron County, 11 in Keweenaw County, 10 in Chippewa County, five in Ontonagon County, three in Schoolcraft County and one in Baraga and Luce counties.

The U.P. had one confirmed virus-related death in Delta and Dickinson counties.

Based on the MDHHS figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Tuesday has had 63,809 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 987 confirmed deaths since pandemic tracking began in March 2020.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data Tuesday had Keweenaw County at 596 confirmed cases and 67 probable, and 15 confirmed deaths and one probable death; Luce County, 784 confirmed cases and 886 probable, 17 confirmed deaths and five probable deaths; Ontonagon County, 1,199 confirmed, 142 probable and 42 deaths, three probable; Alger County, 1,287 confirmed, 834 probable and nine deaths, 10 probable; Schoolcraft County, 1,409 confirmed cases and 825 probable, 14 deaths and five probable; Mackinac County, 1,945 confirmed cases and 1,045 probable, 34 deaths and six probable; Baraga County, 2,148 confirmed cases, 457 probable and 60 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 3,175 confirmed cases and 427 probable, 84 deaths and 17 probable; Gogebic County, 3,598 confirmed cases and 695 probable, 44 deaths and 34 probable; Chippewa County, 4,198 confirmed cases and 6,060 probable, and 99 deaths, 21 probable; Menominee County, 4,932 confirmed cases, 2,229 probable and 69 deaths, 16 probable; Dickinson County, 6,257 confirmed cases and 3,101 probable, 106 deaths and 25 probable; Houghton County, 8,291 confirmed cases, 1,249 probable, 96 deaths and 12 probable; Delta County, 9,123 confirmed cases and 3,306 probable, 151 deaths and 39 probable; and Marquette County, 14,867 confirmed cases, 4,401 probable and 147 deaths, 22 probable.

The MDHHS on Tuesday added 7,483 new confirmed and probable coronavirus positives in Michigan since Feb. 21, up 936 for the week, or an average of about 1,069 cases per day for the seven-day period, for a total of 3,057,222 cases since COVID tracking began. The state since Feb. 21 recorded 139 confirmed and probable deaths attributed to the virus, up 50, to reach 42,096.

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


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