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Two more COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County

Local health officials Tuesday reported two new COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County, raising its total to 78 cases.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department also added a new probable case for Iron County.

In Wisconsin, Forest County now leads the state in its case rate, or burden, per 100,000 residents. Its rate is 544.5 — or 544.5 cases when spread over 100,000 Wisconsin residents — compared with the average burden in Wisconsin of 191.6 in the past two weeks, the Forest County Health Department posted on Facebook.

Forest County had another nine positives Tuesday to reach 167 cases, according to figures taken from Wisconsin’s COVID-19 data site.

For the other Wisconsin counties in the region, Florence County had four new positives Tuesday and Marinette and Vilas counties three new cases each, according to the state. The Florence County Health Department, however, still showed 46 cases on its Facebook page, three fewer than the state’s tally.

In the Upper Peninsula, Michigan’s COVID-19 data

site Tuesday listed six new positives in Delta County; five in Houghton County; four in Menominee County; and two each in Dickinson, Marquette, Ontonagon and Schoolcraft counties. The state’s numbers did not appear to include the two most recent Dickinson County cases.

For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday had Keweenaw County with six confirmed cases and one probable; Baraga County, seven confirmed cases and five probable; Luce County, 11 confirmed cases and one probable; Alger County, 16 confirmed and one probable; Schoolcraft County, 18 confirmed cases and one probable; Mackinac County, 36 confirmed cases and 15 probable; Ontonagon County, 38 confirmed and one probable; Chippewa County, 44 confirmed cases and 23 probable; Iron County, 49 confirmed cases, three probable and one death; Dickinson County, 76 confirmed cases, two probable and two deaths; Gogebic County, 140 confirmed cases, 12 probable and a death; Houghton County, 183 confirmed cases, 40 probable and one death; Delta County, 198 confirmed cases, 32 probable and four deaths; Menominee County, 241 confirmed cases and 31 probable; and Marquette County, 243 confirmed cases, 49 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 who were positive in Luce and Chippewa counties.

Using only the state figures Tuesday, the Upper Peninsula has had 1,308 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date with 20 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 571 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Tuesday for a total of 113,183 to date. The state added 11 new deaths Tuesday — including five that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — for a total of 6,612.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Tuesday had Marinette County with 673 confirmed cases, 18 probable cases and seven deaths; Forest County, 167 confirmed, two probable and four deaths; Vilas County, 148 confirmed, three probable and a death; Iron County, 136 confirmed, seven probable and one death; and Florence County, 49 confirmed. As with the Michigan data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin recorded 1,348 new positives in the state Tuesday for a total of 91,304, according to the state DHS data site. The state had 10 new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday to reach 1,220.

According to the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department, Dickinson County as of Tuesday has had 78 confirmed COVID-19 positives and two probable cases, with 59 recovered, two deaths and 19 cases still active. Iron County has had 47 confirmed positives and four probables, with 21 recovered, one death and 29 still active.

Dickinson County Healthcare System as of Monday showed 20 cases from Dickinson County and 53 cases from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS has tested 3,511 people for COVID-19, with 73 positive, 3,388 negative and 50 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

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