Michigan continues to struggle as
Covid cases continue to increase

(Sunday - September 12, 2021 - 10:57) - This past Wednesday saw Michigan record the most new Covid cases since May 7th. The seven-day average rose to 1,875, up from 1,858 on Tuesday. Health officials also reported 51 deaths, the most on a single day since June 12th.

In the latest report from State epidemiologists, the number of infections among individuals who have been vaccinated was also on the increase. That number rose to 3,806, representing 28% of cases Statewide. The rate of infections among the vaccinated was 11.6 per 100,000 people, well under half the unvaccinated rate of 25.4 cases per 100,000.

According to the latest figures, 4.8 million Michiganders have been fully vaccinated. That represents 56.2% of the eligible (persons over age 12) population.

Here are the latest figures for the Upper Peninsula's 15 counties. Note: These figures combine confirmed and probable cases, thus they are subject to fluctuations.

COUNTY Cases Per 1000
Alger 600 67
Baraga 920 115
Chippewa 2,794 76
Delta 4,648 129
Dickinson 3,096 124
Gogebic 372 25
Houghton 3,354 93
Iron 1,199 109
Keweenaw 190 95
Luce 528 88
Mackinac 865 79
Marquette 5,533 83
Menominee 2,514 109
Ontonagon 539 10
Schoolcraft 519 65
Wisconsin Counties
Florence 539 135
Forest 1,215 135
Marinette 5,175 129
COUNTY Deaths Per 1000
Alger 7 .80
Baraga 42 5.3
Chippewa 35
.95
Delta 95 2.6
Dickinson 75
3.0
Gogebic 29
1.9
Houghton 45
1.25
Iron 53
4.8
Keweenaw 2
1.0
Luce 5
.83
Mackinac 4
.36
Marquette 67
1.0
Menominee 46
2.0
Ontonagon 22
3.7
Schoolcraft 5
.63
Wisconsin Counties
Florence 13 3.25
Forest 28 3.1
Marinette 77 1.9