State lists new COVID-19 death in Wisconsin’s Forest County

Wisconsin health officials Saturday listed not only a new COVID-19 positive for Forest County but a third death as well.

The Forest County Health Department on Friday had posted on its Facebook site that it had a 35th case, again linked to the outbreak at The Bay at Nu-Roc care facility in Laona, Wis.

But it had not indicated an additional death. The listing on its Facebook page was not updated Saturday.

The numbers for the Upper Peninsula did not change on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Saturday: Baraga and Keweenaw counties had one confirmed virus case each; Alger County two confirmed cases; Chippewa County two confirmed cases and one probable; Luce County three confirmed cases; Iron and Schoolcraft counties four confirmed cases; Gogebic County six confirmed cases and a death; Dickinson County six confirmed cases, one probable and two deaths; Houghton and Mackinac counties eight confirmed cases; Menominee County nine confirmed cases; Delta County 18 confirmed cases, three probable and two deaths; and Marquette County 61 confirmed cases and 11 deaths.

The MDHHS also earlier had separately had prison inmates as positive in Luce and Chippewa counties.

The Upper Peninsula as of Saturday had 135 confirmed positives and 16 deaths. Ontonagon remains the only county in the Upper Peninsula and in Michigan not to have at least one positive coronavirus test.

The MDHHS statewide reported 255 confirmed new COVID-19 cases Saturday for a total of 61,084 to date. The state had 20 new deaths for 5,843 to date.

Dickinson County Healthcare System on Friday showed three cases from Dickinson County and seven cases from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS has tested 943 people for COVID-19, with 10 positive, 915 negative and 18 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department on Friday listed six reported cases in Dickinson County with two deaths, three recoveries and one active case; and four reported cases in Iron County, all still active.

For the Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ data site Saturday had Marinette County with 42 cases and three deaths; Forest County with 35 cases and three deaths; Vilas County with 10 cases; Florence County with two cases; and Iron County with two cases and a death.

Statewide, Wisconsin on Saturday had recorded 24,539 cases of COVID-19, with 744 deaths.


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