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New virus cases in Iron, Dickinson counties

Local health officials Thursday reported a single new COVID-19 positive in both Dickinson and Iron counties.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department posted on its Facebook page Thursday afternoon that Dickinson County had reached 51 cases and Iron County 18.

For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan COVID-19 data site Thursday showed four new positives in Marquette and Menominee counties, three new in Dickinson — the DIDHD had listed those Wednesday — and Gogebic counties, two new in Chippewa County and one each in Iron, Delta and Houghton counties. The state also reduced the counts for Mackinac and Ontonagon counties by one.

Across the border in Wisconsin, the state added six more positives in Marinette County and five more in Vilas County, though the state total of 45 for Vilas still doesn’t match the 54 the county has posted on its Facebook page. Iron County also reported a new case on its Facebook page Thursday, raising it to 75 confirmed cases.

For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data site Thursday had Keweenaw County with two confirmed cases and one probable; Luce County with three confirmed cases; Baraga County, five confirmed cases; Ontonagon County, five confirmed and one probable; Alger County, seven confirmed cases and one probable; Schoolcraft County, 12 confirmed cases and one probable; Iron County, 18 confirmed cases and one death; Mackinac County, 19 confirmed cases and five probable; Chippewa County, 27 confirmed cases and 12 probable; Houghton County, 42 confirmed cases and seven probable; Dickinson County, 50 confirmed cases, one probable and two deaths; Delta County, 67 confirmed cases, 20 probable and three deaths; Gogebic County, 102 confirmed cases, six probable and a death; Menominee County, 106 confirmed cases and 11 probable; and Marquette County, 137 confirmed cases, 12 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 Thursday has had 604 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 18 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 722 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Thursday for a total of 85,429 to date. The state added 26 new deaths Thursday — including 17 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — for a total of 6,247.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Thursday listed Marinette County with 356 cases and three deaths; Iron County 73 cases and one death; Forest County 59 cases and four deaths; Vilas County 45 cases; and Florence County six cases. As with the Michigan data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin reported 839 new cases Thursday for a total of 57,779 to date, according to the state DHS data site. The state had eight new COVID-19 deaths Thursday to reach 978 to date.

According to the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department, Dickinson County as of Wednesday had 50 confirmed COVID-19 positives, with 13 recovered, two deaths and 35 cases still active. Iron County has 17 positives, with seven recovered — two more than Tuesday — plus one death and nine still active.

Dickinson County Healthcare System as of Wednesday showed 14 cases from Dickinson County and 13 cases from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS has tested 2,433 people for COVID-19, with 27 positive, 2,356 negative and 50 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

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