COVID update: Week of Nov. 21

HOUGHTON — State COVID-19 data Tuesday showed a new virus-related death in Houghton County in the past week.

Houghton County also had 37 confirmed positives since Nov. 15, nine more than a week earlier. Baraga and Keweenaw counties each reported only one new confirmed case, nine fewer for Baraga but one more for Keweenaw than the previous week.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Tuesday added 256 confirmed positives since Nov. 15 to the Upper Peninsula’s tally: 61 in Dickinson County; 50 in Marquette County; 37 in Houghton County; 29 in Menominee County; 28 in Delta County; 17 in Gogebic County; 13 in Iron County; seven in Chippewa County; six in Ontonagon County; four in Schoolcraft County; and one each in Keweenaw, Baraga, Mackinac and Alger counties.

The state recorded two virus-related deaths in Dickinson County and one each in Houghton, Marquette and Gogebic counties.

Using only the MDHHS figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Tuesday has had 61,333 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 938 deaths since pandemic tracking began in March 2020.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Tuesday had Keweenaw County at 572 confirmed cases and 67 probable, and 14 confirmed deaths and one probable death; Luce County, 762 confirmed cases and 869 probable, 16 confirmed deaths and three probable deaths; Ontonagon County, 1,149 confirmed, 137 probable and 40 deaths, three probable; Alger County, 1,250 confirmed, 814 probable and eight deaths, nine probable; Schoolcraft County, 1,300 confirmed cases and 809 probable, 14 deaths and four probable; Mackinac County, 1,923 confirmed cases and 969 probable, 32 deaths and four probable; Baraga County, 2,030 confirmed cases, 439 probable and 56 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 3,002 confirmed cases and 395 probable, 82 deaths and 17 probable; Gogebic County, 3,438 confirmed cases and 646 probable, 44 deaths and 31 probable; Chippewa County, 4,056 confirmed cases and 5,926 probable, and 95 deaths, 18 probable; Menominee County, 4,630 confirmed cases, 2,110 probable and 64 deaths, 13 probable; Dickinson County, 5,988 confirmed cases and 3,049 probable, 97 deaths and 24 probable; Houghton County, 8,050 confirmed cases, 1,229 probable, 93 deaths and 12 probable; Delta County, 8,847 confirmed cases and 3,082 probable, 140 deaths and 33 probable; and Marquette County, 14,336 confirmed cases, 3,977 probable and 143 deaths, 16 probable. State figures can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Tuesday had 8,933 new confirmed and probable coronavirus positives in Michigan since Nov. 15, or an average of about 1,276 cases per day for the seven-day period, for a total of 2,929,612 cases since COVID tracking began. The state since Nov. 15 added 275 confirmed and probable deaths attributed to the virus to reach 39,972.

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


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