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Covid-19

State lists seven new COVID-19 deaths in UP

State health officials have reported seven new coronavirus-related deaths in the Upper Peninsula, including in Dickinson and Menominee counties. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Saturday showed three new deaths in Baraga County and single deaths in ...

Whitmer to seek $100M COVID-19 relief plan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants state legislators to approve a $100 million COVID-19 relief plan when they return to session during December. The Democratic governor sent a letter to leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature asking for the state-based ...

State shows new virus deaths in Dickinson County

The state Friday listed three more coronavirus-related deaths in Dickinson County than what local health officials had posted in their most recent update Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Friday showed 39 confirmed virus deaths in Dickinson ...

Experts: Virus numbers could be erratic after holiday

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The coronavirus testing numbers that have guided much of the nation’s response to the pandemic are likely to be erratic over the next week or so, experts said Friday, as fewer people get tested during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and testing sites observe shorter ...

State fines UP restaurant for violating shutdown

CALUMET — Café Rosetta was among seven businesses disciplined by the state this week for offering indoor dining service in violation of the state’s three-week shutdown. The Calumet cafe received a $1,000 fine, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday. ...

Thumb Region restaurant leaves Big Boy franchise over virus restrictions

A Big Boy restaurant in Michigan’s Thumb region has lost its name after the owners refused to stop indoor dining as part of statewide restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Customers were greeted Friday with Sandusky Diner instead of Sandusky Big Boy, the name for 35 years. The ...

Nearly 300 die of virus at Wisconsin nursing homes in four weeks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nearly 300 nursing home residents in Wisconsin died from COVID-19 in the most recent month reported to the federal government. The Journal Sentinel reports that’s more than 10 times the previous month. Nursing homes in Wisconsin reported that 294 residents had died of ...

Six new COVID-19 deaths in Dickinson County

Dickinson County posted its most lethal COVID-19 day so far Wednesday with six new deaths, according to local health officials. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department’s report on Facebook did not provide any further information on the latest deaths, as has been its past practice in ...

Six new COVID-19 deaths in Dickinson County

Dickinson County posted its most lethal COVID-19 day so far Wednesday with six new deaths, according to local health officials. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department's report on Facebook did not provide any further information on the latest deaths, as has been its past practice in ...

Dickinson reports 31 new virus cases; Iron adds 8

Local health officials Tuesday reported 31 new COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County but they were offset by 28 recoveries from the virus. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department also posted on Facebook that Iron County had eight new cases and 14 more residents now considered ...

New virus deaths in Dickinson, Iron counties

Local health officials had a grim COVID-19 update Monday with 94 new positives and three deaths in Dickinson County and 24 cases and a death in Iron County since Friday. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department posted on Facebook that Dickinson County also had 78 recovered cases, Iron ...

Virus hits NMU Hockey

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced Monday that the Dec. 2 WCHA season-opening contest between Northern Michigan and Lake Superior State has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests within the Northern Michigan hockey program. Additionally, NMU ...

State adds 48 virus cases in Dickinson County

State health officials Saturday listed 48 new COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County. That figure could not be confirmed locally, as the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department does not update its totals during the weekend. In the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and ...

DCH asks community to avoid large indoor gatherings

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System is asking the public to avoid larger indoor gatherings, including family celebrations, as the holiday season approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As DCH remains fully prepared for COVID-19 patient surges, the hospital wants to remind ...

New virus cases in Iron, Dickinson limited to single digits

Local health officials Friday afternoon reported nine new COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County and seven new in Iron County, with no additional deaths. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department did note, however, it is “experiencing a backlog with reporting.” As of Friday, the ...

Judge declines to halt Michigan’s new indoor dining ban

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Friday declined to halt a three-week ban on indoor dining in Michigan that is one of the most recent coronavirus restrictions imposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration. The state health department, meanwhile, reported a new daily high of confirmed COVID-19 ...

Dickinson, Iron counties report fewer virus cases

Dickinson and Iron counties had a relatively quiet day in terms of COVID-19 activity Thursday, with fewer new cases, no new deaths and a local rise in recoveries. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department on Thursday afternoon reported nine new confirmed positives and seven probable cases ...

Whitmer warns against Thanksgiving gatherings

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday repeated her plea to Michigan residents to limit gatherings at Thanksgiving and keep loved ones safe. Whitmer’s appeal came as the state health department reported 7,592 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 134 deaths, including ...

Wisconsin hospital leader urges Evers, Republicans to unite

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Faced with hospitals running out of beds and staff to treat the rising number of COVID-19 patients, the leader of the Wisconsin Hospital Association pleaded Thursday with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and state legislative leaders to come together immediately to fight the ...

DIDHD lists 53 new virus positives in Dickinson

Dickinson County added 53 confirmed COVID-19 positives Wednesday, local health officials reported. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department on Wednesday afternoon had Dickinson County at 1,385 confirmed positives and 65 probable cases, with 452 recovered, 27 deaths and 971 cases still ...