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Fifth virus death in Dickinson County

Dickinson County has had its fifth death attributed to COVID-19 complications, local health officials posted Wednesday.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department did not provide further information on the death on its Facebook page Wednesday, as has been its practice in deference to families. The county added 13 positives Wednesday, while Iron County had nine new cases, according to the DIDHD.

The DIDHD on Wednesday showed 357 residents confirmed to have COVID-19 plus six probables in Dickinson County, with 88 recovered, five deaths and 270 cases still active. For Iron County, the department had 299 confirmed cases and 13 probables, with 65 recovered, 17 deaths and 230 cases still active.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Wednesday had 99 new positives among the Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties: 38 in Delta County; 12 in Dickinson County; nine in Marquette County; eight in Iron County; seven in Houghton County; six in Gogebic County; five in Alger County; three in Menominee, Baraga and Mackinac counties; two in Schoolcraft and Luce counties; and one more in Ontonagon County. The state added new deaths in Iron County — the DIDHD already had listed the death; its tally still has one more death than the state’s — and in Baraga County.

In total for the Upper Peninsula, the MDHHS on Wednesday had Keweenaw County with 14 confirmed cases and two probable; Luce County, 23 confirmed cases and nine probable; Schoolcraft County, 45 confirmed cases and four probable; Baraga County, 49 confirmed cases, 12 probable and four deaths; Alger County, 53 confirmed and 14 probable; Ontonagon County, 55 confirmed and four probable; Chippewa County, 58 confirmed cases and 37 probable; Mackinac County, 90 confirmed cases and 28 probable; Gogebic County, 188 confirmed cases, 18 probable and a death; Iron County, 297 confirmed cases, 13 probable and 16 deaths; Dickinson County, 349 confirmed cases, six probable and four deaths; Marquette County, 475 confirmed cases, 104 probable and 12 deaths; Menominee County, 492 confirmed cases, 79 probable and three deaths; Houghton County, 675 confirmed cases, 146 probable and five deaths; and Delta County, 782 confirmed cases, 106 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 Wednesday, the Upper Peninsula has had 3,645 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date with 60 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 1,359 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Wednesday for a total of 139,061 to date. The state added 13 new deaths Wednesday for a total of 6,941.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site had 25 new positives in Marinette County, 14 in Vilas County, nine in Forest County and three in Iron County. The state listed a third death in Vilas County as well; on Facebook, Vilas County reported a fourth death Wednesday plus 26 new cases since Monday.

The DHS on Wednesday had Marinette County with 1,330 confirmed cases, 75 probable cases and nine deaths; Forest County, 384 confirmed, six probable and nine deaths; Vilas County, 367 confirmed, 18 probable and three deaths; Iron County, 159 confirmed, 14 probable and one death; and Florence County, 143 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 3,107 new positives in the state Wednesday for a total of 158,578, according to the state DHS data site. The state added 28 new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday to reach 1,536.

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