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Houghton County COVID-19 update

HOUGHTON — COVID-19 activity declined in Houghton County over the past week, while numbers held relatively steady in Baraga and Keweenaw counties, according to state data Tuesday.

Houghton County had 21 confirmed positives since Sept. 27, down 10 cases from a week earlier. Baraga County reported seven new confirmed cases, up from four a week ago, and Keweenaw County repeated with two for the past seven days.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Tuesday added 258 confirmed positives since Sept. 27 to the Upper Peninsula’s tally: 72 in Marquette County, 35 in Gogebic County, 33 in Delta County, 21 in Houghton County, 19 in Menominee County, 15 in Schoolcraft and Chippewa counties, 11 in Iron and Mackinac counties, 10 in Dickinson County, seven in Baraga County, three in Alger and Ontonagon counties, two in Keweenaw and one in Luce County.

New virus-related deaths in the Upper Peninsula for the week included two in Iron and Marquette counties and one in Menominee County.

Using only the MDHHS figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Tuesday has had 59,756 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 916 deaths since pandemic tracking began in March 2020.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Tuesday had Keweenaw County at 563 confirmed cases and 67 probable, and 14 confirmed deaths and one probable death; Luce County, 756 confirmed cases and 860 probable, 15 confirmed deaths and two probable deaths; Ontonagon County, 1,089 confirmed, 126 probable and 40 deaths, three probable; Alger County, 1,217 confirmed, 802 probable and eight deaths, seven probable; Schoolcraft County, 1,267 confirmed cases and 795 probable, 14 deaths and four probable; Mackinac County, 1,878 confirmed cases and 956 probable, 31 deaths and four probable; Baraga County, 1,961 confirmed cases, 405 probable and 55 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 2,915 confirmed cases and 390 probable, 78 deaths and 17 probable; Gogebic County, 3,299 confirmed cases and 611 probable, 43 deaths and 31 probable; Chippewa County, 3,978 confirmed cases and 5,810 probable, and 91 deaths, 17 probable; Menominee County, 4,470 confirmed cases, 2,022 probable and 63 deaths, 12 probable; Dickinson County, 5,767 confirmed cases and 2,881 probable, 94 deaths and 24 probable; Houghton County, 7,829 confirmed cases, 1,208 probable, 92 deaths and 12 probable; Delta County, 8,661 confirmed cases and 2,850 probable, 139 deaths and 27 probable; and Marquette County, 14,106 confirmed cases, 3,830 probable and 139 deaths, 14 probable. State figures can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Tuesday had 12,880 new confirmed and probable coronavirus positives in Michigan since Sept. 27, or an average of about 1,840 cases per day for the week, for a total of 2,849,047 cases since COVID tracking began. The state for that time period added 143 confirmed and probable deaths attributed to the virus to reach 38,767.

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

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