Iron County has first case of COVID-19

Iron County has its first presumptive positive COVID-19 case, local health officials announced Monday.

The adult male has been quarantined, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department stated in a news release. Those who have been identified as a close contact are being notified.

According to DIDHD, the case appears to be of low risk to the community. The department does not plan to release additional information about the man.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data site did not have the Iron County report in its update Monday afternoon.

For the Upper Peninsula, the MDHHS site listed Baraga County with one virus case; Chippewa County two cases; Luce County three cases; Schoolcraft County four cases; Gogebic County five cases and a death; Dickinson County five cases and two deaths; Houghton County six cases; Mackinac and Menominee counties eight cases each; Delta County 17 cases and two deaths; and Marquette County 56 cases and 12 deaths, one more than this weekend.

The MDHHS also has separately listed prison inmates as positive in Luce and Chippewa counties.

Including the Iron County report, the U.P. as of Monday afternoon had 118 positive cases, including 17 deaths, according to state figures.

Keweenaw, Alger and Ontonagon counties have yet to report a COVID-19 case in the Upper Peninsula and are the only counties in Michigan not to have at least one positive coronavirus test.

The MDHHS statewide reported 135 confirmed new COVID-19 cases Monday for a total of 57,532 to date. The state had 25 new deaths for 5,516 to date.

Dickinson County Healthcare System on Monday continued to show only three county residents testing positive at its facilities, with two deaths, along with five positives from other counties; those counties were not identified. DCHS had tested 605 people for COVID-19, with eight positive, 580 negative and 17 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department on Monday posted it continued to have five positive cases, with two deaths and three recovered.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Monday listed Marinette County with 33 cases and two deaths; Forest County with 29 cases and two deaths; Vilas County with eight cases; Florence County with two cases; and Iron County with two cases and a death.

Statewide, Wisconsin on Monday had recorded 18,543 cases of COVID-19, with 595 deaths.


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