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Iron County has its 16th COVID-19 positive case

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron County has another confirmed COVID-19 positive, local health officials posted Wednesday, while state data indicates Menominee County has topped 70 cases.

According to the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department, Dickinson County as of Wednesday had 42 confirmed COVID-19 positives, with seven recovered, two deaths and 33 cases still active. Iron County has 16 positives, with five recovered, one death and 10 still active.

Other new positives in the Upper Peninsula on Wednesday included two each in Marquette and Menominee counties and one each in Delta and Houghton counties, according to Michigan’s COVID-19 data site. The state did not yet list the new Iron County case.

In Wisconsin counties in the region, state health officials listed three more positives for Vilas County, two more for Marinette County and one for Iron County. The state’s total for Vilas County does not match the 29 the county’s health department posted on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon, adding three new cases.

For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data site Wednesday had Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties each with two confirmed cases and one probable; Luce County three confirmed cases; Alger County three confirmed cases and two probable; Baraga County with five confirmed cases; Schoolcraft County with eight confirmed cases; Iron County 15 confirmed cases and one death; Mackinac County 16 confirmed cases and three probable; Chippewa County 20 confirmed cases and seven probable; Houghton County 40 confirmed cases and seven probable; Dickinson County 42 confirmed cases, one probable and two deaths; Delta County 50 confirmed cases, 13 probable and three deaths; Gogebic County 58 confirmed cases, six probable and a death; Menominee County 72 confirmed cases and five probable; and Marquette County 112 confirmed cases, 10 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 Wednesday has had 450 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 18 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 996 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Wednesday for a total of 80,172. The agency noted about 300 of the “new” cases actually are older and due to a backlog of test results received from a commercial laboratory. The state had only two new deaths Wednesday for total of 6,172 to date.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Wednesday listed Marinette County with 257 cases and three deaths; Iron County 68 cases and one death; Forest County 57 cases and four deaths; Vilas County 25 cases; and Florence County five cases. As with the Michigan data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin reported 870 new cases Wednesday for a total of 51,049 to date, according to the state DHS data site. The state had five new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday to reach 911 to date.

Dickinson County Healthcare System as of Tuesday showed 11 cases from Dickinson County and 11 cases from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS has tested 2,160 people for COVID-19, with 22 positive, 2,081 negative and 52 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

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