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Double-digit virus gains in Marinette, Forest, Vilas counties

Wisconsin tops 100K coronavirus cases

Several Wisconsin counties in the region posted double-digit rises in coronavirus cases over the weekend, according to the state’s data site.

Marinette County gained 25 new positives to reach 732, Forest County added 18 cases and Vilas County had another 11 confirmed, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site. Florence County was listed with eight new cases as well.

In the Upper Peninsula, Michigan’s coronavirus data site Saturday showed 12 new cases in Houghton County; eight in Marquette and Menominee counties; six in Delta and Iron counties; and five in Dickinson County. The state also reduced Luce County’s count by eight.

For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Saturday had Keweenaw County with six confirmed cases and one probable; Baraga County, eight confirmed cases and five probable; Alger County, 16 confirmed and one probable; Luce County, 11 confirmed cases and one probable; Schoolcraft County, 19 confirmed cases and two probable; Mackinac County, 38 confirmed cases and 16 probable; Ontonagon County, 41 confirmed and one probable; Chippewa County, 50 confirmed cases and 25 probable; Iron County, 64 confirmed cases, two probable and one death; Dickinson County, 95 confirmed cases, two probable and two deaths; Gogebic County, 141 confirmed cases, 12 probable and a death; Delta County, 223 confirmed cases, 38 probable and five deaths; Houghton County, 239 confirmed cases, 61 probable and one death; Menominee County, 266 confirmed cases, 36 probable and a death; and Marquette County, 266 confirmed cases, 49 probable and 12 deaths; 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 Saturday, the Upper Peninsula has had 1,485 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date with 23 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 483 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Saturday for a total of 115,870 to date. The state added 15 new deaths Saturday — including 12 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — for a total of 6,653.

The state no longer updates figures on Sundays.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Sunday had Marinette County with 732 confirmed cases, 19 probable cases and seven deaths; Forest County, 213 confirmed, two probable and four deaths; Vilas County, 168 confirmed, four probable and a death; Iron County, 136 confirmed, seven probable and one death; and Florence County, 63 confirmed. As with the Michigan data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin recorded 2,283 new positives in the state Saturday and 1,665 Sunday for a total of 101,227, according to the state DHS data site. The state had three new COVID-19 deaths Saturday and one Sunday to reach 1,242.

Dickinson County as of Friday has had 93 confirmed COVID-19 positives and two probable cases, with 59 recovered, two deaths and 34 cases still active. Iron County has had 62 confirmed positives and two probables, with 21 recovered, one death and 42 cases still active.

Dickinson County Healthcare System as of Friday showed 22 cases from Dickinson County and 61 cases from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS has tested 3,711 people for COVID-19, with 83 positive, 3,506 negative and 122 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

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