168 new coronavirus cases confirmed in the UP

Oct 16, 2020

MARQUETTE, MI--   A slowdown in the state’s software system resulted in additional COVID-19 cases in Thursday’s numbers that could have been attributed to Wednesday.

The glitch was repaired and no information was lost, but Thursday’s tally represents a new record for the U.P. and the state. Thursday afternoon’s Upper Peninsula case count increased by 168.

The number by county is as follows:

  • Baraga-2
  • Chippewa-2
  • Delta-23
  • Dickinson-22
  • Gogebic-1
  • Houghton-12
  • Iron-4
  • Luce-5
  • Mackinac-4
  • Marquette-77
  • Menominee-11
  • Ontonagon-1
  • Schoolcraft-4

One death was reported in Delta County and one in Houghton.

As of Thursday afternoon the U.P. has confirmed 3,829 cases of the coronavirus during the pandemic. Sixty-three people have died.