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Dickinson adds 3 virus deaths, 28 new cases

In what has been a rough week for Dickinson County, local health officials Friday reported three new COVID-19-related deaths to reach 17 fatal cases, with a dozen added in the past seven days.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department did not provide further information on the additional deaths, as has been its practice in respect to the families.

Along with the new deaths, the DIDHD posted on Facebook that Dickinson County had 28 additional positives Friday afternoon, while Iron County had nine new cases.

Dickinson County now has 555 confirmed cases and 17 probables, with 141 recovered, 17 deaths and 414 cases still active. For Iron County, the department had 375 confirmed cases and 34 probables, with 164 recovered, 19 deaths and 226 cases still active.

Elsewhere in the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Friday listed more than 100 new positives across the Upper Peninsula: 28 in Marquette County; 21 in Dickinson County; 10 in Menominee, Delta and Houghton counties; eight in Gogebic County; six in Iron County; four in Mackinac County; two in Schoolcraft County; and one each in Ontonagon, Chippewa and Luce counties. The state also reduced the count in Baraga County by one and listed a new death in Marquette County.

In total for the Upper Peninsula, the MDHHS on Friday had Keweenaw County with 17 confirmed cases and one probable; Luce County, 37 confirmed cases and 11 probable; Schoolcraft County, 58 confirmed cases and four probable, plus one probable death; Baraga County, 64 confirmed cases, 13 probable and four deaths; Chippewa County, 68 confirmed cases and 55 probable; Ontonagon County, 73 confirmed and six probable; Alger County, 78 confirmed, 25 probable and one death; Mackinac County, 122 confirmed cases and 30 probable; Gogebic County, 241 confirmed cases and 107 probable, one confirmed death and one probable death; Iron County, 372 confirmed cases and 32 probable, 20 confirmed deaths and one probable; Dickinson County, 539 confirmed cases and 11 probable, 16 confirmed deaths and one probable; Menominee County, 586 confirmed cases, 77 probable and three deaths; Houghton County, 745 confirmed cases, 150 probable and eight deaths; Marquette County, 794 confirmed cases, 137 probable and 13 deaths; and Delta County, 974 confirmed cases and 137 probable, 20 confirmed deaths and two probable. State numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Using only the state figures Friday, the Upper Peninsula has had at least 4,768 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date and 86 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 1,826 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Friday for a total of 154,688 to date. The state added 18 new deaths on Friday for a total of 7,147.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state’s COVID-19 data site Friday had 46 new positives in Marinette County, 30 in Vilas County, 13 in Forest County, two in Florence County and one in Iron County.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Friday had Marinette County with 1,578 confirmed cases, 111 probable cases and 11 deaths; Vilas County, 509 confirmed, 19 probable and five deaths; Forest County, 430 confirmed, 14 probable and 10 deaths; Iron County, 178 confirmed, 19 probable and two deaths; and Florence County, 200 confirmed, 10 probable and six deaths. As with the Michigan data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin had 4,378 new positives Friday for a total of 190,478. The state added 42 new COVID-19 deaths Friday to reach 1,745.

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