Reported COVID-19 positive cases in Upper Michigan

(WLUC) – Because of a lack of testing access and a lag in getting results, experts say there are likely many more cases in Upper Michigan, and that’s why it’s so important that everyone follows Gov. Whitmer’s “Stay Home” order.

County health departments, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Department of Corrections are releasing varying levels of detail about each case.

Health departments say people determined to be at elevated risk of exposure to any specific COVID-19 positive case will be contacted directly by their local health department for illness screening in accordance with federal and state guidelines.

It is safe to assume that COVID-19 is present within U.P. communities. Health experts say everyone’s focus should be on prevention strategies such as social distancing, hand washing hygiene, hygienic practices when coughing and sneezing and avoiding others when ill.

The numbers below may not match MDHHS numbers because TV6 & FOX UP are incorporating the latest information from county health departments and the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Below is a list of cases, by county, with links to any available information about each case. The counties are in alphabetical order. The cases are listed in chronological order, based on when they were first officially reported.

Alger County – 0 cases, 0 deaths

Baraga County – 0 cases, 0 deaths

Chippewa County – 2 cases, 0 deaths

March 22: Adult Man (Prison Inmate)
March 31: No details

In a Facebook post, the Chippewa County Health Department says that the state’s website says that Chippewa County has a second positive COVID-19 case, plus the prison case. The Chippewa County Health Department has not received confirmation of this second positive case and is working to verify the data.

County case numbers may need to be corrected due to data entry errors or dual residency issues. The health department will release further updates.

Delta County – 7 cases, 0 deaths

March 29: Adult Woman
April 1: No details
April 1: No details
April 2: No details
April 3: No details
April 5: No details
April 5: No details

Dickinson County – 2 cases, 1 death

April 1: Adult man; death confirmed April 2
April 6: Adult woman

Gogebic County – 3 cases, 1 death

March 26: Elderly Man (death)
March 31: No details
April 2: No details

Houghton County – 1 case, 0 deaths

March 29: Person

Iron County – 0 cases, 0 deaths

Luce County – 2 cases, 0 deaths

March 25: Adult Man (Prison Inmate)
April 2: Adult

Keweenaw County – 0 cases, 0 deaths

Mackinac County – 2 cases, 0 deaths

March 30: Adult
April 3: No details

Marquette County – 14 cases, 2 deaths

March 24: Adult ManMarch 28: Adult Man, death confirmed April 5
March 30: No details
March 31: Norlite Nursing Center Employee
April 1: Jacobetti Home for Veterans Employee
April 3: MCMCF Resident
April 3: No details
April 4: Norlite resident (death)
April 4: Norlite resident
April 4: Norlite resident
April 4: No details
April 5: No details
April 5: No details
April 5: No details

Menominee County – 0 cases, 0 deaths

Ontonagon County – 0 cases, 0 deaths

In a Facebook post, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department says it is looking to verify claims of a presumptive positive case in Ontonagon County. The WUPHD says this is incorrect information, and it is believed the patient was tested by a facility in Southeast Michigan. The WUPHD is working with the state lab to verify the person’s correct address record.

Schoolcraft County – 0 cases, 0 deaths

Click here for the cumulative data from the MDHHS. These are updated at 3:00 p.m. eastern time each day, with COVID-19 results included as of 10:00 a.m.

Others:

March 26: Iron County, Wis. death reported from COVID-19 complications

March 27: Marinette County, Wis. resident tested positive at Dickinson County Healthcare System

March 31: Second Marinette County case announced.

April 6: The Florence County Health Department reports two unrelated confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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