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Fifth COVID-19 case confirmed in Iron County

Iron County has a fifth active case of COVID-19, local health officials reported this morning.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department provided no other details on the case, posted on its Facebook page. It continued today to list six positives in Dickinson County with two deaths, three recoveries and one active case.

Wednesday, Florence County has a third COVID-19 positive, public health officials confirmed.

In a news release, the Florence County Health Department said the individual is in isolation and the case is unrelated to previous positives. The person also had no business or establishment contacts, officials said. No further information was provided “to protect the person’s privacy.”

County health officials are investigating and assessing other individuals in close contact.

Elsewhere in the Upper Peninsula, state health officials reported two new COVID-19 positives in Menominee County.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ data site Wednesday showed Baraga and Keweenaw counties with 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; Mackinac County eight confirmed cases; Menominee and Houghton counties 11 confirmed cases; Delta County 18 confirmed cases, three probable and two deaths; and Marquette County 63 confirmed cases and 11 deaths. The new Iron County case was not yet listed.

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

The Upper Peninsula as of Wednesday had 142 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 reported 323 confirmed new COVID-19 cases statewide Wednesday for a total of 61,953 to date. The state had four new deaths for 5,868 to date.

Dickinson County Healthcare System on Monday showed three cases from Dickinson County and seven cases from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS has tested 1,002 people for COVID-19, with 10 positive, 960 negative and 32 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

For the Wisconsin counties in the region, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Wednesday listed Marinette County with 45 cases and three deaths; Forest County 35 cases and three deaths; Vilas County 10 cases; Florence County three cases; and Iron County two cases and a death.

Statewide, Wisconsin on Wednesday had recorded 25,763 cases of COVID-19, with 757 deaths.

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