Coronavirus hospitalizations decreasing as vaccinations take hold in Michigan
(Sunday - September 26, 2021) - Michigan reported an additional 6,080 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, or an average of 3,040 a day for Thursday and Friday, the same as was reported for Tuesday and Wednesday.

The state also reported 82 additional COVID-19 deaths, of which 80 occurred in September.

There have now been 499 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in September. This is higher than the 436 cases reported in August. The Delta variant has now become the predominant strain in Michigan, having been reported in all of the State's 83 counties.

Dickinson County is one of the counties deemed in the high infection category, along with four other U.P. counties - Keweenaw, Schoolcraft, Alger and Menominee counties.

The number of cases in persons under age 20 has increased dramatically with the start of the school year. However, only 20 of Michigan's 20,000 Covid deaths have been reported in that age group.

Hospitalizations, while remaining historically high, are accounting for fewer and fewer Covid patients, as vaccinations begin to take hold.

The weekly positivity rate in State-wide testing remains at 8.8%.

Following are the latest figures from the Upper Peninsula's 15 counties, along with data for nearby Wisconsin counties:

These figures combine confirmed and probable cases, thus they are subject to fluctuations.

COUNTY Cases Per 1000
Alger 695 77
Baraga 976 122
Chippewa 3,053 83
Delta 5,018 139
Dickinson 3,426 137
Gogebic 1,609 107
Houghton 3,482 97
Iron 1,246 113
Keweenaw 207 103
Luce 579 97
Mackinac 964 88
Marquette 5,995 89
Menominee 2,768 120
Ontonagon 564 94
Schoolcraft 585 73
Wisconsin Counties
Florence 555 138
Forest 1,334 148
Marinette 5,592 140
COUNTY Deaths Per 1000
Alger 7 .78
Baraga 44 5.5
Chippewa 35
95.0
Delta 99 2.8
Dickinson 75
3.0
Gogebic 52
3.5
Houghton 48
1.3
Iron 53
4.8
Keweenaw 4
2.0
Luce 5
.83
Mackinac 5
.45
Marquette 69
1.0
Menominee 48
2.1
Ontonagon 22
3.7
Schoolcraft 5
.62
Wisconsin Counties
Florence 13 3.3
Forest 31 3.4
Marinette 77 1.9