Local and Regional COVID Numbers.
Written by Jesse Baroka on October 26, 2020
GOGEBIC / IRON COUNTY –The Michigan Department of Health is reporting 241 cases of COVID19 in Gogebic County that’s an increase of 8 since Friday. Ontonagon County with 73 an increase of 1 since Friday. While the Wisconsin Department of Health reports 183 cases in Iron County an increase of 6 from Friday. As of Saturday, afternoon, there have been a total of 4,980 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Upper Peninsula during this outbreak. Of those, at least 2,200 are considered recovered and 94 have resulted in death. COVID-19 hospitalizations, out of the 10 U.P. hospitals and health systems reporting, show 54 COVID-19 patients in Upper Michigan as of Monday, Oct. 19. Fifteen of those patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU). Aspirus hospitals have nine patients, with two in the ICU. Out of the 141,909 diagnostic test results reported to the state from Upper Michigan for the entire coronavirus pandemic, 3.03 percent have come back positive for COVID-19 as of Saturday. Michigan is reporting more than 3,000 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus — the highest yet during the pandemic — amid what a top health official calls “alarming increases” in infections around the state. The 3,338 new COVID-19 cases reported Saturday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services surpasses the state’s previous single-day record of 2,030 new cases set on Oct. 15.