Third COVID-19 case reported in Florence County

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

In a news release issued late this morning, 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.

Tuesday, neighboring Marinette County — where President Donald Trump plans to visit Thursday — posted another three COVID-19 positives, according to state and county health officials.

Wisconsin counties in the region had the only new virus cases on Tuesday, in Marinette and Vilas counties, while numbers in the Upper Peninsula held stable for the day.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site, Marinette County has had 45 cases and three deaths; Forest County 35 cases and three deaths; Vilas County 11 cases; Florence County two cases; and Iron County two cases and a death.

Statewide, Wisconsin on Tuesday had recorded 25,331 cases of COVID-19, with 750 deaths.

In Marinette County, Fincantieri Marinette Marine — the shipbuilding facility Trump is scheduled to tour — had reached 13 confirmed COVID-19 positives at the site when it ceased posting new cases on its company website May 27.

For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ data site Tuesday 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 County nine confirmed cases; Houghton County 11 confirmed cases; Delta County 18 confirmed cases, three probable and two deaths; and Marquette County 63 confirmed cases and 11 deaths.

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

The Upper Peninsula as of Tuesday had 140 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 221 confirmed new COVID-19 cases statewide Tuesday for a total of 61,630 to date. The state had 11 new deaths for 5,864 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.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department today continued to list 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.


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