coronavirus

MADISON, WI (AP)--   Gov. Tony Evers is pleading with Wisconsin residents to voluntarily stay home and limit their interactions amid new statewide daily records for confirmed coronavirus infections and deaths.

State health officials reported 5,262 cases on Tuesday. They also reported that the virus was a factor in 64 additional deaths, another daily record.

Evers told reporters during a teleconference that he wants people to limit their interactions to their immediate family.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Ninety-nine positive COVID-19 cases and six deaths were added to the Upper Peninsula’s tally Tuesday.

The number per county is as follows:

  • Alger-3
  • Baraga-3
  • Chippewa-3
  • Delta-18
  • Dickinson-9
  • Gogebic-2
  • Houghton-8
  • Iron-3
  • Keweenaw-1
  • Luce-3
  • Mackinac-1
  • Marquette-28
  • Menominee-10
  • Ontonagon-2
  • Schoolcraft-5 

Two deaths were reported in Delta County, one in Dickinson, two in Iron and one in Marquette County.

MADISON, WI (AP)--   Wisconsin has reached a disturbing milestone as the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge unchecked across the state.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,883 newly confirmed cases on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the state since the pandemic began in March to 201,049. Agency officials tweeted that it took seven-and-a-half months to reach 100,000 cases and only 36 days to double that number.

The department reported the virus was a factor in 10 more deaths, bringing the overall death toll to 1,788.

The following statement is made on behalf of Chief Medical Officers and Chief Clinical Officers of Michigan Healthcare Systems and Hospitals.

As the physician leaders of hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the state of Michigan, representing 110 of Michigan’s 137 hospitals, we have an important safety message regarding COVID-19.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The following is an email from Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson to the campus community:

NMU Students, Faculty and Staff,

MARQUETTE, MI--   An additional 114 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the U.P. Wednesday.

The number of cases per county is as follows: 

Alger-2

Delta-49

Dickinson-15

Gogebic-6

Houghton-16

Iron-2

Luce-2

Mackinac-3

Menominee-16

Ontonagon-1

Schoolcraft-2

One death was reported in Delta County.

As of Wednesday afternoon a total of 4,550 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the Upper Peninsula. Seventy-six people have died.

MADISON, WI (AP)--   The Wisconsin Department of Health Services secretary is warning people to scrap any plans for Thanksgiving gatherings as COVID-19 surges across the state.

DHS Secretary Andrea Palm said during a teleconference with reporters Tuesday that people should limit Thanksgiving dinners to people within their households. Gov. Tony Evers said during the teleconference that people should plan to watch the University of Wisconsin’s football opener against Illinois on Friday alone at home.

ANN ARBOR, MI (AP)--   Students at the University of Michigan must stay in place for two weeks after a surge of coronavirus cases driven by social gatherings on and off campus. 

The Washtenaw County Health Department says the surge is overwhelming its ability to confront the pandemic. More than 1,000 students have been infected since the start of the fall term, despite limits on the size of gatherings and classes that are mostly held online.

MARQUETTE, MI--   More than half of the inmates at the Marquette Branch Prison have tested positive for COVID-19.

Of the 981 prisoners tested, 516 were lab-confirmed. Officials say 507 of those cases are considered active.

As of Monday evening 117 prison staff had also tested positive for the coronavirus. Those numbers are highest of any prison in Michigan.

Sources say more than 200 low-level prisoners have been transferred to the Newberry Correctional Facility, which contains 52 active cases within the inmate population. Ten Newberry staff have tested positive.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Sunday and Monday numbers, plus Saturday data from Marquette County, amount to a total of 255 new coronavirus cases and six deaths reported in the U.P.

The number per county is as follows:

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