MARQUETTE, MI--   The Upper Peninsula added 264 coronavirus cases and five deaths Monday.

The number per county is as follows:

  • Alger-5
  • Baraga-16
  • Chippewa-12
  • Delta-27
  • Dickinson-44
  • Gogebic-17
  • Houghton-16
  • Iron-12
  • Keweenaw-3
  • Luce-2
  • Mackinac-3
  • Marquette-85
  • Menominee-10
  • Ontonagon-10
  • Schoolcraft-2

Two deaths were reported in Dickinson County and one each in Iron, Menominee and Ontonagon counties.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Upper Peninsula surpassed 10,000 coronavirus cases Wednesday.

Another 275 cases were confirmed, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 10,033 since the pandemic began. The number per county is as follows:

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

No deaths were reported.

TRAVERSE CITY, MI--   Wildlife officials in many states are issuing lots more hunting and fishing licenses this year apparently because of the coronavirus.

Americans who are weary of being cooped up at home and wearing masks elsewhere are taking refuge in outdoors sports that offer safety and solitude.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she has the authority to issue a second stay-at-home order to curb spiking coronavirus cases, if necessary and called a comment by an adviser to President Donald Trump urging people to “rise up” against the state's latest restrictions “incredibly reckless.”

The Democratic governor spoke with reporters Monday, a day after announcing restrictions amid a surge of COVID-19 cases that has led to increased hospitalizations and deaths.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Combined totals indicate the U.P. saw 430 more cases of COVID-19 Sunday and Monday.

The number per county is as follows:

  • Alger-3
  • Baraga-18
  • Chippewa-11
  • Delta-46
  • Dickinson-115
  • Gogebic-13
  • Houghton-33
  • Iron-21
  • Keweenaw-5
  • Mackinac-5
  • Marquette-112
  • Menominee-36
  • Ontonagon-10
  • Schoolcraft-2

Delta, Iron and Menominee counties saw one death each.

MARQUETTE, MI--   As a result of the most recent MDHHS health order and with only seven days left in the fall semester, Northern Michigan University is switching to remote learning only.

NMU President Fritz Erickson says most university activities already have a remote option so campus hasn’t been thrown into chaos.

The following is a press release from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services:

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Governor Gretchen Whitmer says Michigan’s COVID-19 numbers have taken a turn for the worse.

“This is the moment that medical experts have been warning us about, and dreading, since the beginning of this pandemic,” she said during an online news conference

Whitmer’s chief medical executive, Doctor Joneigh Khaldun, said Michigan is at its worst point since the start of the pandemic.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The LMAS and Chippewa County health departments are asking residents to limit upcoming gatherings to only people in their household. 

Officials say with COVID rates rising rapidly and until a vaccine is available, people need to stay as safe as possible. They say gatherings with a few friends or family from more than one household have resulted in multiple cases of COVID-19 and some people are very ill and in hospitals.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Thursday was another record day for COVID-19 cases in the Upper Peninsula.

Health officials reported 426 lab-confirmed cases in the region. The number per county is as follows: