UPDATE: Upper Michigan reports 8 new deaths, adds 132 COVID-19 cases Monday

COVID-19 hospitalization data shows 45 patients in U.P. hospitals Monday. Twelve of those patients are in the ICU.
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Published: Oct. 12, 2020 at 4:12 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 12, 2020 at 5:20 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Upper Michigan added 132 coronavirus cases Monday, combining Sunday and Monday totals. The state no longer reports new cases on Sundays, so they are always added into Monday totals.

The latest cases, deaths, and recoveries added are as follows (counties listed alphabetically):

  • Alger: 7 cases
  • Baraga: 4 recoveries
  • Delta: 19 cases, 1 death, 13 recoveries
  • Dickinson: 44 cases, 9 recoveries
  • Gogebic: 5 cases, 2 recoveries
  • Houghton: 9 cases, 1 death, 28 recoveries
  • Iron: 6 cases, 6 deaths, 14 recoveries
  • Keweenaw: 1 case, 1 recovery
  • Mackinac: 10 cases
  • Marquette: 14 cases, 82 recoveries
  • Menominee: 11 cases
  • Ontonagon: 4 cases, 3 recoveries
  • Schoolcraft: 2 cases

As of Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 4:00 a.m. eastern time, there have been a total of 3,467 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Upper Peninsula during this outbreak. Of those, at least 1,509 are considered recovered and 58 have resulted in death. The cumulative rate of positive diagnostic tests for Upper Michigan is 2.44% as of Oct. 12.

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 45 COVID-19 patients in Upper Michigan as of Monday, Oct. 12. Twelve of those patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Aspirus hospitals have five patients, with none in the ICU. Baraga County Memorial Hospital has one patient, with none in the ICU. Dickinson County Healthcare System has eight patients, and one more in the ICU. Helen Joy Newberry Hospital has one patient, but none in the ICU. OSF. St. Francis Hospital has three patients, and four in the ICU. UP Health System hospitals have 15 patients and seven in the ICU. This data is available through MDHHS.

Out of the 119,191 diagnostic test results reported to the state from Upper Michigan for the entire coronavirus pandemic, 2.44 percent have come back positive for COVID-19 as of Oct. 12.

Michigan reported 1,809 new cases Monday, for both Sunday and Monday combined. So, the state’s total cases are up to 136,465. Seven new deaths were reported statewide. In total, 6,898 people in Michigan have died from complications with the virus. Current statewide recoveries, updated Saturday on the state’s website, are at 104,271. The statewide recovery total is updated weekly on Saturdays.

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