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Dickinson’s virus toll rises to 14

Dickinson County on Thursday added six more deaths attributed to COVID-19, raising its total to 14, nine of them reported within the week.

While the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department did not provide further information on the deaths, as has been its practice in respect to the families, the state’s COVID-19 data site listed seven deaths to date at ManorCare Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford.

Along with the new deaths, the DIDHD had eight new positives Thursday afternoon in Dickinson County and 11 new cases in Iron County.

The DIDHD posted Thursday on Facebook that Dickinson County now has 527 confirmed cases and 12 probables, with 129 recovered, 14 deaths and 396 cases still active. For Iron County, the department had 366 confirmed cases and 36 probables, with 130 recovered, 19 deaths and 253 cases still active.

Elsewhere in the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Thursday listed 176 new positives across the Upper Peninsula: 48 in Delta County; 41 in Marquette County; 25 in Dickinson County; 17 in Menominee County; 13 in Iron County; nine in Gogebic and Houghton counties; three in Baraga, Ontonagon and Schoolcraft counties; two in Luce County; and one each in Alger, Chippewa and Mackinac counties. The state also recorded two new deaths in Dickinson County — its total this week had been higher than the DIDHD’s until Thursday — and one new death each in Delta and Houghton counties.

Separately, Public Health Delta and Menominee Counties on its website showed 22 deaths, two more than the state’s tally Thursday, while Western Upper Peninsula Health Department reported nine deaths in Houghton County, one more than the state.

In total for the Upper Peninsula, the MDHHS on Thursday had Keweenaw County with 17 confirmed cases and one probable; Luce County, 36 confirmed cases and 11 probable; Schoolcraft County, 56 confirmed cases and four probable, plus one probable death; Baraga County, 65 confirmed cases, 13 probable and four deaths; Chippewa County, 67 confirmed cases and 50 probable; Ontonagon County, 72 confirmed and six probable; Alger County, 78 confirmed, 25 probable and one death; Mackinac County, 118 confirmed cases and

29 probable; Gogebic County, 233 confirmed cases and 103 probable, one confirmed death and one probable death; Iron County, 366 confirmed cases and 32 probable, 20 confirmed deaths and one probable; Dickinson County, 518 confirmed cases and 11 probable, 14 confirmed deaths and one probable; Menominee County, 576 confirmed cases, 79 probable and three deaths; Houghton County, 735 confirmed cases, 150 probable and eight deaths; Marquette County, 766 confirmed cases, 143 probable and 12 deaths; and Delta County, 964 confirmed cases and 133 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 Thursday, the Upper Peninsula has had at least 4,664 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date and 83 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 1,873 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Thursday for a total of 152,862 to date. The state added 43 new deaths on Thursday — including 31 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS – for a total of 7,129.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state’s COVID-19 data site had 30 new cases in Marinette County, 20 in Vilas County, 12 in Florence County, seven in Iron County and four in Forest County. The state also listed a fifth death in Vilas County, which Monday had posted a fifth and sixth death due to COVID-19 complications on Facebook. Also on Facebook, the Iron County Health Department indicated a second death.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Thursday had Marinette County with 1,532 confirmed cases, 103 probable cases and 11 deaths; Vilas County, 479 confirmed, 19 probable and five deaths; Forest County, 417 confirmed, 15 probable and 10 deaths; Iron County, 177 confirmed, 19 probable and one death; and Florence County, 198 confirmed, four 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 3,413 new positives Thursday for a total of 186,100. The state added 22 new COVID-19 deaths Thursday to reach 1,703.

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