Dickinson has 22 new COVID positives

Dickinson County added 22 new COVID-19 positives Thursday, while Iron County had four more cases, according to local health officials.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department on Thursday showed 379 residents confirmed to have COVID-19 plus seven probables in Dickinson County, with 102 recovered, five deaths and 279 cases still active. For Iron County, the department had 303 confirmed cases and 15 probables, with 72 recovered, 17 deaths and 229 cases still active.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Thursday recorded 168 new positives in the Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties: 77 in Marquette County, 26 in Dickinson County, 25 in Delta County, 12 in Houghton County, nine in Menominee County, five in Luce County, four in Mackinac and Schoolcraft counties, three in Iron County, two in Baraga County, and one in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties; Alger County’s count was reduced by one. The state also posted new deaths in Dickinson, Delta and Houghton counties.

In total for the Upper Peninsula, the MDHHS on Thursday had Keweenaw County with 14 confirmed cases and two probable; Luce County, 28 confirmed cases and nine probable; Schoolcraft County, 49 confirmed cases and four probable; Baraga County, 51 confirmed cases, 12 probable and four deaths; Alger County, 52 confirmed and 15 probable; Ontonagon County, 56 confirmed and four probable; Chippewa County, 58 confirmed cases and 39 probable; Mackinac County, 94 confirmed cases and 29 probable; Gogebic County, 189 confirmed cases, 35 probable and a death; Iron County, 300 confirmed cases, 15 probable and 16 deaths; Dickinson County, 375 confirmed cases, seven probable and five deaths; Menominee County, 501 confirmed cases, 76 probable and three deaths; Marquette County, 552 confirmed cases, 102 probable and 12 deaths; Houghton County, 687 confirmed cases, 145 probable and six deaths; and Delta County, 807 confirmed cases, 105 probable and 16 deaths. State numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Using only the state figures posted Thursday, the Upper Peninsula has had 3,813 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date with 63 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 2,030 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Thursday for a total of 141,091 to date. The state added 32 new deaths Thursday — including 21 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — for a total of 6,973. While the number of new cases was a new single-day record for the state, the MDHHS noted on its website that a processing slowdown delayed entering some results, meaning Thursday’s count contained some positives that otherwise would have been reported Wednesday.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site had 21 new positives in Vilas County, 19 in Marinette County, six cases in Florence County and four in Forest County; Iron County’s count was reduced by one.

The DHS on Thursday had Marinette County with 1,349 confirmed cases, 83 probable cases and nine deaths; Forest County, 388 confirmed, six probable and 10 deaths; Vilas County, 388 confirmed, 18 probable and three deaths; Iron County, 158 confirmed, 14 probable and one death; and Florence County, 149 confirmed, two probable 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 3,747 new positives in the state Thursday — a new one-day record for the state — for a total of 162,325, according to the DHS data site. The state added 17 new COVID-19 deaths Thursday to reach 1,536.

Dickinson County Healthcare System as of Thursday showed 80 positives from Dickinson County and 176 cases from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS has tested 5,029 people for COVID-19, with 256 positive, 4,692 negative and 81 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.


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