17th death reported in Iron County

Local health officials Tuesday reported 14 new COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County, while Iron County added a 17th death.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department on Tuesday showed 344 confirmed cases and five probables in Dickinson County, with 84 recovered, four deaths and 261 cases still active. For Iron County, the agency had 290 confirmed cases and 13 probables, with 57 recovered, 17 deaths and 229 cases still active.

The DIDHD did not provide further information on the death, as has been its practice in deference to families.

The state’s COVID-19 data site as of Monday listed a total of 57 confirmed positives and 12 deaths among residents at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls, plus 39 virus cases among staff. The Iron River Care Center has had 20 residents so far test positive, along with eight staff members.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Tuesday recorded 82 new positives in the Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties: 24 in Marquette County, 14 in Delta County, 11 in Menominee County, 10 in Dickinson and Alger counties, four in Gogebic County, three in Mackinac and Schoolcraft counties, two in Iron County and one in Keweenaw and Chippewa counties. The state also reduced Houghton County’s count by one.

The state added five new deaths in Iron County and one in Delta County.

In total for the Upper Peninsula, the MDHHS on Tuesday had Keweenaw County with 14 confirmed cases and one probable; Luce County, 21 confirmed cases and nine probable; Alger County, 48 confirmed and 15 probable; Schoolcraft County, 43 confirmed cases and four probable; Baraga County, 46 confirmed cases, 11 probable and three deaths; Ontonagon County, 54 confirmed and four probable; Chippewa County, 58 confirmed cases and 38 probable; Mackinac County, 87 confirmed cases and 24 probable; Gogebic County, 182 confirmed cases, 18 probable and a death; Iron County, 289 confirmed cases, 13 probable and 15 deaths; Dickinson County, 337 confirmed cases, five probable and four deaths; Marquette County, 466 confirmed cases, 99 probable and 12 deaths; Menominee County, 489 confirmed cases, 77 probable and three deaths; Houghton County, 668 confirmed cases, 141 probable and five deaths; and Delta County, 744 confirmed cases, 105 probable and 15 deaths. State numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Using only the state figures posted Tuesday, the Upper Peninsula has had 3,546 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date with 58 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 1,237 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Tuesday for a total of 137,702 to date. The state added 30 new deaths Tuesday – including 10 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS – for a total of 6,928.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site had 19 new cases in Marinette County, 10 in Vilas County, six in Florence County, four in Forest County and three in Iron County. The DHS also listed a fourth death in Florence County and ninth death in Forest County.

On Facebook, Forest County posted Tuesday it had a 10th death plus four new positives to reach 380 cases.

The DHS on Tuesday had Marinette County with 1,305 confirmed cases, 74 probable cases and nine deaths; Forest County, 375 confirmed, five probable and nine deaths; Vilas County, 353 confirmed, 17 probable and two deaths; Iron County, 156 confirmed, 10 probable and one death; and Florence County, 143 confirmed and four deaths. As with the Michigan data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin had 3,279 new positives in the state Tuesday for a total of 155,471, according to the state DHS data site. The state added 34 new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday to reach 1,508.

Dickinson County Healthcare System as of Monday showed 70 positives from Dickinson County and 167 cases from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS has tested 4,884 people for COVID-19, with 237 positive, 4,542 negative and 105 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.


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