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Upper Michigan COVID-19 cases surpass 10,000 since start of pandemic

Upper Michigan added 275 coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing U.P. case counts to 10,033.
According to data from local health departments and the MDHHS, Upper Michigan surpassed 10,000...
According to data from local health departments and the MDHHS, Upper Michigan surpassed 10,000 total COVID-19 cases on Nov. 18, 2020.(WLUC)
Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 4:57 PM EST
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - According to data from local health departments and the MDHHS, Upper Michigan surpassed 10,000 total COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Upper Michigan added 275 coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing U.P. case counts to 10,033.

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

  • Alger: 8 cases
  • Baraga: 12 cases
  • Chippewa: 14 cases
  • Delta: 43 cases
  • Dickinson: 53 cases, 5 recoveries
  • Gogebic: 3 cases
  • Houghton: 21 cases
  • Iron: 14 cases, 8 recoveries
  • Keweenaw: 1 case
  • Luce: 2 cases
  • Mackinac: 4 cases
  • Marquette: 68 cases
  • Menominee: 28 cases
  • Ontonagon: 2 cases
  • Schoolcraft: 2 cases

As of Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 4:55 p.m. eastern, there have been a total of 10,033 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Upper Peninsula during this outbreak. Of those, at least 4,442 are considered recovered and 188 have resulted in death.

The seven-day average for positive tests in the U.P. sits at 12.3%. The MI Safe Start Map breaks down testing and case trends by county.

COVID-19 hospitalizations, out of the 10 U.P. hospitals and health systems reporting, show 90 COVID-19 patients in Upper Michigan as of Monday, Nov. 16. Of those, 26 are in the intensive care unit (ICU). Data wasn’t updated Nov. 18. This data is available through MDHHS. Details are below, listed alphabetically:

  • Aspirus Iron River: 4 patients with zero in ICU, 30% bed occupancy
  • Aspirus Ironwood: 6 patients with 5 in ICU, 41% bed occupancy
  • Aspirus Keweenaw, Laurium: 2 patients with 2 in ICU, 26% bed occupancy
  • Aspirus Ontonagon: Zero patients, 30% bed occupancy
  • Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse: 2 patients with zero in ICU, 40% bed occupancy
  • Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain: 9 patients with 1 in ICU, 49% bed occupancy
  • Helen Joy Newberry Hospital: 2 patients with zero in ICU, 18% bed occupancy
  • Mackinac Straits Hospital, St. Ignace: Zero patients, 7% bed occupancy
  • Munising Memorial Hospital: Zero patients, 29% bed occupancy
  • OSF St. Francis Hospital, Escanaba: 10 patients with 4 in ICU, 53% bed occupancy
  • Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, Manistique: 3 patients with zero in ICU, 67% bed occupancy
  • UP Health System - Bell, Ishpeming: 9 patients with zero in ICU, 60% bed occupancy
  • UP Health System - Marquette: 34 patients with 11 in ICU, 65% bed occupancy
  • UP Health System - Portage, Hancock: 5 patients with zero in ICU, 82% bed occupancy
  • War Memorial Hospital - Sault Ste. Marie: 4 patients with 3 in ICU, 51% bed occupancy

Out of the 183,516 diagnostic test results reported to the state from Upper Michigan for the entire coronavirus pandemic, 5.10% percent have come back positive for COVID-19 as of Nov. 18.

Michigan reported 5,772 new cases Nov. 18. So, the state’s total cases are up to 277,806. Statewide, 62 new deaths were reported. In total, 8,190 people in Michigan have died from complications with the virus. Current statewide recoveries are at 138,862. The statewide recovery total is updated each Saturday on the MDHHS website.

For continuing coronavirus coverage from TV6 & FOX UP, visit uppermichiganssource.com/coronavirus.

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