MARQUETTE, MI--   The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says hunters need to stay aware of coronavirus precautions while at deer camp. 

Officials say it’s important to limit your exposure to people who aren’t from your household. Masks should be worn when indoors with people not from your household and within six feet of others outside. Frequent hand washing, surface cleaning and disinfection should be done at camp to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan posted a new record of daily confirmed coronavirus cases, near 6,500, in the 24-hour period ending Monday evening. 

Officials also reported 59 deaths, making it one of the deadliest days in six months. COVID-19, which subsided over the summer after Governor Gretchen Whitmer imposed sweeping stay-at-home and other restrictions, has rebounded this fall. The latest average positivity rate in Michigan is 9.4 percent, up from 4.9 percent two weeks ago.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan has launched the statewide rollout of a voluntary, free coronavirus app that notifies users if they have potentially been in close contact with infected people.

MADISON, WI (AP)--   Wisconsin health officials are reporting about 4,000 new COVID-19 infections in the state.

The Department of Health Services reported 4,360 new confirmed infections on Monday. That's up from 4,280 on Sunday but still dramatically fewer than the record 7,065 on Saturday. The department reported the disease was a factor in 17 more deaths.

The state has now seen 271,770 cases and 2,329 deaths since the pandemic began in March.

The department reported 59,088 active cases in the state as of Monday.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Sunday and Monday coronavirus totals for the Upper Peninsula exceeded 500 cases.

The number per county is as follows:

  • Alger-5
  • Baraga-14
  • Chippewa-7
  • Delta-83
  • Dickinson-136
  • Gogebic-22
  • Houghton-20
  • Iron-22
  • Keweenaw-2
  • Luce-3
  • Mackinac-4
  • Marquette-142
  • Menominee-37
  • Ontonagon-12
  • Schoolcraft-3

Officials say five people died of COVID-19 in Delta County and one in Menominee County.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Upper Peninsula added 308 new confirmed coronavirus cases and five deaths to its total Wednesday.

The number per county is as follows:

  • Baraga: 7
  • Chippewa: 10
  • Delta: 85
  • Dickinson: 38
  • Gogebic: 5
  • Houghton: 9
  • Iron: 12
  • Luce: 48
  • Mackinac: 1
  • Marquette: 32
  • Menominee: 22
  • Ontonagon: 29
  • Schoolcraft: 10

One death was reported in Delta County, two in Dickinson and two in Marquette County.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Visitor restrictions are being extended at Northern Michigan University because of an increase in COVID-19 cases in Marquette County. 

President Fritz Erickson says no visitors are allowed on campus unless approved by a division leader and no external individual may rent NMU facilities for an external group until the end of the semester. All large group activities—including club sports and intramurals—are on pause for two weeks.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette County Health Department has identified two businesses as potential coronavirus exposure sites.

Contact tracing efforts have led to the Throttle Bar and Grill in Little Lake. Anyone who visited the bar on Tuesday, October 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. should monitor themselves for symptoms.

Health officials say the other site is the Superior Entertainment Center on US-41 in Marquette. Those who were at the center from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 20, 21, 27, and 28 also have an increased chance of contracting COVID-19.

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

MARQUETTE, MI--   The number of new COVID-19 cases just keeps climbing in the Upper Peninsula.

Wednesday a total of 179 coronavirus cases were lab-confirmed.

The number per county is as follows: 

  • Alger-5
  • Baraga-12
  • Chippewa-5
  • Delta-60
  • Dickinson-20
  • Gogebic-5
  • Houghton-6
  • Iron-3
  • Keweenaw-1
  • Luce-8
  • Mackinac-3
  • Marquette-30
  • Menominee-14
  • Ontonagon-2
  • Schoolcraft-5

One death was reported in Delta County.