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Covid-19

State lists six more virus cases in Dickinson

State COVID-19 data Saturday showed six more confirmed positives in Dickinson County and one in Iron County. In Wisconsin, Marinette County had two new coronavirus cases this weekend. For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 website Saturday ...

Michigan sees surge in domestic violence calls

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is facing another public health threat on top of COVID-19: soaring domestic violence cases. The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, which represents 73 shelters across the state, has seen an outpouring of need from victims of domestic and ...

New virus positives in Dickinson and Iron counties

State COVID-19 data Friday showed four more confirmed positives in both Dickinson and Iron counties, with Dickinson topping 2,200 cases. For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Friday listed 62 new confirmed positives: 18 in ...

Whitmer worried about Florida travel

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that a factor in Michigan’s surging COVID-19 cases is fewer people were infected earlier in the pandemic than in other states, and she expressed concern about spring break travel to Florida. Florida and Michigan have reported the ...

Rapid COVID testing in Kingsford

KINGSFORD — Rapid COVID-19 testing will be offered Monday at Kingsford High School to coincide with the end of spring break at local schools, the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District announced. The test will be provided from noon to 6 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the high ...

Wisconsin’s case rate highest since mid-February, officials say

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s COVID-19 daily case count has jumped to its highest mark since mid-February. State health officials reported 875 confirmed cases on Friday, the highest number of daily cases since Feb. 12, when the figure was 938 cases. The seven-day daily case average ...

Brazil virus variant in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan, where COVID-19 is surging more than in any state, on Thursday reported its first confirmed case of a coronavirus variant that was initially identified in Brazil. There are concerns it might affect re-infect people who have already had COVID-19. The variant was ...

Dickinson-Iron to schedule vaccinations

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department will offer another round of scheduling next week for residents age 18 and older who want the COVID-19 vaccine. Online scheduling for both counties will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, with the link posted on didhd.org. Dickinson County residents can ...

Virus testing of teen athletes challenged

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A high school sports advocacy group and some parents sued Michigan on Thursday, seeking to stop a new requirement that all teen athletes be regularly tested for the coronavirus. The lawsuit, filed in the state Court of Claims, came on the eve of the mandate's Friday ...

Vaccination campaign launched

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to overcome vaccine hesitancy, the Biden administration on Thursday stepped up its outreach efforts to skeptical Americans, launching a coalition of community, religious and celebrity partners to promote COVID-19 shots in hard-hit communities. The administration's ...

Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down governor’s mask mandate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' statewide mask mandate on Wednesday, stripping the governor of one of his last remaining tools to curb the spread of the coronavirus as the state stands on the precipice of another surge in ...

Potential exposure at casino identified

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Health Department announced on Tuesday that it has learned through contact tracing efforts of a potential public exposure to COVID-19 at the Island Resort and Casino. The casino is located at West 399 U.S. 2 and U.S. 41 in Harris. MCHD recommends that ...

Rapid COVID-19 testing to be offered Monday to public at KHS

KINGSFORD — Rapid COVID-19 testing will be offered Monday at Kingsford High School to coincide with the end of spring break at local schools, the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District announced. The test will be provided from noon to 6 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the high ...

Whitmer doubles vaccination goal

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday doubled Michigan's daily COVID-19 vaccination goal to 100,000 shots. She cited continuous week-over-week increases in vaccine allotments the state is receiving and an expanded number of providers who can administer doses. She called ...

Dickinson-Iron vaccination rates steadily climbing

More than half of residents older than 65 in Dickinson and Iron counties have now received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, local health officials reported. The highest percentage to complete the vaccine series locally was 57.6%, or 1,821, in Dickinson County for ages 65 to 74, according ...

Batch of J&J vaccine pulled from distribution

A batch of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine failed quality standards and can’t be used, the drug giant said Wednesday. The drugmaker didn’t say how many doses were lost, and it wasn’t clear how the problem would impact future deliveries. A vaccine ingredient made by ...

Wisconsin court strikes down mask mandate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' statewide mask mandate on Wednesday, stripping the governor of one of his last remaining tools to curb the spread of the coronavirus as the state stands on the precipice of another surge in ...

Wisconsin to make vaccine available to age 16 and older starting Monday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials have decided to make COVID-19 vaccinations available for the general public starting next week, accelerating the timetable by a month, Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday. The move comes as Evers’ administration braces for another surge in ...

Dickinson has six more virus cases; Marinette County hits 4K positives

State COVID-19 data Tuesday showed six more confirmed positives in Dickinson County along with one new case each in Iron County and Wisconsin’s Marinette County. It puts Marinette County at the 4,000 mark for confirmed cases. For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and ...