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COVID cases rise in UP and northern Wisconsin

Michigan health officials Wednesday listed 21 new COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula, while Wisconsin officials added the same number for three bordering counties.

The U.P. as of Wednesday had eight new cases in Houghton County, five in Marquette and Delta counties, two in Menominee County and one in Schoolcraft County, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site.

On Facebook, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department reported two more cases in Iron County — one more than the state’s total — to reach 37.

On the Wisconsin side of the region, that state’s COVID-19 data site had nine new positives in Forest County, eight in Vilas County and four in Marinette County.

The Forest County Health Department on Facebook posted six new cases for 118 total, with 32 active and three hospitalized. Also on Facebook, Iron County in Wisconsin had 132 cases, one more than the state, while Vilas County showed 139 cases, three more than the state.

For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data site Wednesday had Keweenaw County with four confirmed cases; Baraga County, six confirmed cases and three probable; Luce County, eight confirmed cases and one probable; Schoolcraft County, 16 confirmed cases and one probable; Alger County, 16 confirmed and one probable; Mackinac County, 33 confirmed cases and 14 probable; Ontonagon County, 35 confirmed and one probable; Iron County, 36 confirmed cases, two probable and one death; Chippewa County, 44 confirmed cases and 21 probable; Dickinson County, 69 confirmed cases, one probable and two deaths; Gogebic County, 137 confirmed cases, 10 probable and a death; Houghton County, 146 confirmed cases, 30 probable and one death; Delta County, 163 confirmed cases, 29 probable and three deaths; Marquette County, 232 confirmed cases, 44 probable and 11 deaths; and Menominee County, 232 confirmed cases and 31 probable. State numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

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

Using only the state figures Wednesday, the Upper Peninsula has had 1,179 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date with 19 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 783 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Wednesday for a total of 108,595 to date. The state added 13 new deaths Wednesday for a total of 6,552.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Wednesday had Marinette County with 647 confirmed cases, 18 probable cases and seven deaths; Iron County, 131 confirmed, seven probable and one death; Vilas County, 136 confirmed and three probable; Forest County, 116 confirmed, two probable and four deaths; and Florence County, 31 confirmed. As with the Michigan data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin recorded 847 new positives in the state Wednesday for a total of 83,334, according to the state DHS data site. The state had 15 new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday to reach 1,183.

According to the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department, Dickinson County as of Wednesday has had 71 confirmed COVID-19 positives and one probable case, with 59 recovered, two deaths and 11 cases still active. Iron County has had 37 confirmed positives and two probable, with 18 recovered, one death and 20 still active.

Dickinson County Healthcare System as of Tuesday showed 19 cases from Dickinson County and 44 cases from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS has tested 3,325 people for COVID-19, with 63 positive, 3,228 negative and 34 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

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