UPDATE: Marquette County reports one new death, 34 new COVID-19 cases added UP-wide

MDHHS data shows one new death in Marquette County Sept. 17, bringing the county deaths to 12.
Coronavirus in Upper Michigan
Coronavirus in Upper Michigan(WLUC Graphic with MGN Background)
Published: Sep. 17, 2020 at 5:20 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2020 at 6:12 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Upper Michigan added 34 new coronavirus cases Thursday.

Nine new cases were added in Houghton County. Delta County added eight cases. Dickinson and Menominee counties increased by five cases each. Four new cases were added in Chippewa County. Marquette County added two cases and one new case was reported in Keweenaw County.

Eleven new recoveries were reported. MDHHS data shows one new death in Marquette County Sept. 17, bringing the county deaths to 12.

As of Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:05 p.m. eastern, there have been a total of 1,395 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Upper Peninsula during this outbreak. Of those, at least 909 are considered recovered and 23 have resulted in death.

For an ongoing list of confirmed cases, deaths and recoveries in Upper Michigan, click here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations, out of the 10 U.P. hospitals and health systems reporting, show six COVID-19 patients in Upper Michigan as of Monday, Sept. 14. Two of those patients are in the ICU. MDHHS' hospitalization data wasn’t updated on Sept. 17.

Aspirus hospitals have two hospitalized patients, with none in the ICU. Dickinson County Healthcare System has one patient in the ICU. Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital has one patient, but none in the ICU. UP Health System hospitals have one COVID-19 patient, and none in the ICU. War Memorial Hospital has one patient, and one patient in the ICU. This data is available through MDHHS.

Out of the 83,463 diagnostic test results reported to the state from Upper Michigan, 1.46% have come back positive for COVID-19 as of Sept. 17.

Michigan reported 829 new cases Thursday so the state’s total cases are up to 114,692. Nine new deaths were reported statewide, with five from vital records review. In total, 6,632 people in Michigan have died from complications with the virus. Current statewide recoveries, updated Saturday on the state’s website, are at 85,513.

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