08/14/2020- There are now five COVID-19 deaths being reported in Marinette County as cases continue their rapid upward trend locally. The total case count as of yesterday afternoon was at 449 where Marinette County had the ninth highest positive rate per 10000 residents in the state at 1107.6. Marinette County’s COVID stats were slightly better than the state average, with Wisconsin’s confirmed case per 10000 rate at 1093.8. The number of people in Marinette County with coronavirus symptom onset or diagnosis has increased by nearly 500% in the last six weeks.