UPDATE: 20 new COVID-19 cases, 2 recoveries added in Upper Michigan Monday

The U.P. now has a total of 438 lab-confirmed cases during this outbreak.
Coronavirus in Upper Michigan
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Published: Jul. 27, 2020 at 3:53 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Upper Michigan added 20 new coronavirus cases Monday, along with a pair of recoveries.

A previous version of this story reported 14 new cases, however local health departments reported additional cases late Monday.

Gogebic County added seven cases. Houghton County added four cases. Menominee and Marquette counties added three cases. Delta County added two cases. Dickinson County added one case. Dickinson and Iron counties each reported a new recovery Monday.

As of Tuesday, July 28 at 6:15 a.m. there have been a total of 438 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Upper Peninsula during this outbreak. Of those, at least 141 are considered recovered and 18 have resulted in a death. For more on cases in Upper Michigan, click here.

The U.P. has added 281 new cases in the past month - that’s about two-thirds of the total number of cases during the outbreak.

COVID-19 hospitalizations remain very low in Upper Michigan. Of the 10 U.P. hospitals and health systems reporting, there are only two hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Both are in the Aspirus system, and neither are in the ICU. This data is available through MDHHS.

Out of the 32,426 diagnostic test results reported to the state from Upper Michigan, 1.05 percent have come back positive for COVID-19. The positive test rate over the past seven days for the U.P. is 1.4 percent.

The seven-day average of cases per million people has fallen to 14.6 after peaking at 43.3 on July 13. That’s the same day Gov. Whitmer’s expanded mask mandate took effect and nine days after the Fourth of July holiday. This data is available through the MI Safe Start Map.

Updated state data shows two COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in Upper Michigan, while the rate of new cases in the...

Posted by Andrew LaCombe on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

In total, Michigan reported 488 new cases Monday, so the state’s total cases is now 78,507. Five new deaths were reported statewide, which means 6,154 people in Michigan have died from complications with the virus.

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