UPDATE: Michigan COVID-19 data delayed Friday, UP adds 189 new cases

Statewide data, typically released at 3:00 p.m. each day, except Sundays, wasn’t available until 5:40 p.m. Friday.
Coronavirus in Upper Michigan
Coronavirus in Upper Michigan(WLUC Graphic with MGN Background)
Published: Nov. 6, 2020 at 5:11 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 6, 2020 at 6:01 PM EST
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Upper Michigan added 189 coronavirus cases and 3 new deaths Friday.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data is delayed Friday, so case counts were originally only reported by some health department.

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

  • Alger: 1 case
  • Baraga: 2 cases
  • Chippewa: 10 cases
  • Delta: 31 cases, 1 death, 4 recoveries
  • Dickinson: 24 cases, 1 death, 7 recoveries
  • Gogebic: 5 cases
  • Houghton: 6 cases
  • Iron: 13 cases, 4 recoveries
  • Keweenaw: 1 case
  • Luce: 0 cases
  • Mackinac: 4 cases
  • Marquette: 64 cases, 1 death, 193 recoveries
  • Menominee: 16 cases, 5 recoveries
  • Ontonagon: 5 cases
  • Schoolcraft: 7 cases

As of Friday, November 6 at 5:55 p.m. eastern time, there have been a total of 7,235 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Upper Peninsula during this outbreak. Of those, at least 3,584 are considered recovered and 149 have resulted in death.

The seven-day average for positive tests in the U.P. sits at 8.7%. The MI Safe Start Map breaks down testing and case trends by county.

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 61 COVID-19 patients in Upper Michigan as of Thursday, Nov. 5. Twenty patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU). This data wasn’t updated on Nov. 6.

Aspirus hospitals have 12 coronavirus patients, with six in the ICU. Baraga County Memorial Hospital has one coronavirus patients, with none in the ICU. Dickinson County Healthcare System has 13 coronavirus patients, with three in the ICU. OSF. St. Francis Hospital has ten coronavirus patients, with four in the ICU. Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital has one patient, who is not in the ICU. UP Health System hospitals have 22 coronavirus patients, with six of those in the ICU. War Memorial Hospital has two coronavirus patients, with one in the ICU. This data is available through MDHHS.

Out of the 163,138 diagnostic test results reported to the state from Upper Michigan for the entire coronavirus pandemic, 3.91 percent have come back positive for COVID-19 as of Nov. 6.

Michigan reported 3,763 new cases Friday. So, the state’s total cases are up to 200,569. Forty-three new deaths were reported statewide. In total, 7,513 people in Michigan have died from complications with the virus. Current statewide recoveries are at 121,093. The statewide recovery total is updated each Saturday on the MDHHS website.

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