Upper Michigan COVID-19 cases increase by more than 50 Friday

Houghton County reported 15 new cases, and Marquette County increased by ten. Seven other counties reported new cases, too.
Coronavirus in Upper Michigan
Coronavirus in Upper Michigan(WLUC Graphic with MGN Background)
Published: Sep. 18, 2020 at 3:39 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2020 at 3:41 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Upper Michigan added 53 new coronavirus cases Friday.

Houghton County reported 15 new cases, and Marquette County increased by ten. Eight new cases were added in Iron County. Luce County reported six new cases. Dickinson County increased by five new cases. Menominee and Delta counties added three cases, while Chippewa County increased by two. One case was reported in Mackinac County.

One new recovery was added Friday. No new deaths were reported.

As of Friday, Sept. 18 at 4:55 p.m. eastern, there have been a total of 1,458 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Upper Peninsula during this outbreak. Of those, at least 919 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 five COVID-19 patients in Upper Michigan as of Friday, Sept. 18. Two of those patients are in the ICU.

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

Out of the 84,464 diagnostic test results reported to the state from Upper Michigan, 1.45% have come back positive for COVID-19 as of Sept. 18.

Michigan reported 695 new cases Friday so the state’s total cases are up to 115,387. Six new deaths were reported statewide. In total, 6,638 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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