One more COVID-19 case in Dickinson County

Dickinson County reported another new COVID-19 positive Thursday, while state health officials listed a dozen new cases across the Upper Peninsula.

In neighboring Wisconsin, Marinette County continues to see its case numbers rise with another seven positives for a total of 133, according to the COVID-19 data site in that state.

The state’s latest tally for the Upper Peninsula had four new cases in Dickinson — the county Wednesday actually reported five new cases; the state’s numbers also do not reflect the new positive Thursday afternoon — and Delta counties, three in Gogebic County and one each in Menominee and Marquette counties. The state took back one new report in Alger County.

In northern Wisconsin, the state’s COVID-19 data site Thursday also showed three more positives in Iron County to reach 24. Vilas County also posted a new case on its Facebook page, a man in his 60s.

Starting today, Iron County in Wisconsin has an emergency mask advisory in effect that encourages people age 5 and older to wear masks when inside a building with other people not in their immediate family.

For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ data site Thursday had Ontonagon County with one confirmed virus case; Keweenaw two confirmed cases; Luce County three confirmed cases; Alger County three confirmed cases and one probable; Baraga County with five confirmed cases; Schoolcraft County with seven confirmed cases; Iron County eight confirmed cases and one death; Mackinac County nine confirmed cases; Chippewa County 19 confirmed cases and four probable; Gogebic County 20 confirmed cases, one probable and a death; Dickinson County 24 confirmed cases, three probable and two deaths; Houghton County 26 confirmed cases and six probable; Delta County 34 confirmed cases, eight probable and three deaths; Menominee County 49 confirmed cases and three probable; and Marquette County 95 confirmed cases, five probable and 11 deaths. State numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

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

Using strictly the state figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Thursday has had 307 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 18 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 645 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Thursday for a total of 71,842 to date. The state had 16 new deaths — including 13 that happened earlier but were recently verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — for 6,101 to date.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department on Thursday listed Dickinson County with 26 positives so far, of which two had died, four recovered and 20 are active cases. Of Iron County’s eight cases, one had died, two recovered and five are still active, according to the DIDHD.

Dickinson County Healthcare System as of Wednesday showed five cases from Dickinson County and nine cases from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS has tested 1,774 people for COVID-19, with 14 positive, 1,641 negative and 119 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state DHS COVID-19 data site Thursday listed Marinette County with 133 cases and three deaths; Forest County with 49 cases and three deaths; Iron County 24 cases and one death; Vilas County 17 cases; and Florence County five cases. As with the Michigan data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports.

Wisconsin had 900 new cases Thursday for a total of 39,627 to date, according to the state DHS data site. The state recorded five new COVID-19 deaths Thursday to reach 831 to date.


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