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Three more virus deaths in Dickinson

The grim COVID-19 statistics continue in the area, with local health officials Tuesday reporting three new deaths along with 26 new positives in Dickinson County.

As has been its practice to protect families’ privacy, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department did not provide further details on any of the three deaths, which raises Dickinson County’s total to eight.

Iron County also had 28 new positives Tuesday. The DIDHD posted on Facebook that Dickinson County now has 504 confirmed cases and 18 probables, with 126 recovered, eight deaths and 388 cases still active. For Iron County, the department had 353 confirmed cases and 35 probables, with 122 recovered, 19 deaths and 247 cases still active.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Tuesday had 149 new positives in the Upper Peninsula: 44 in Marquette County, 43 in Dickinson County, 17 in Menominee County, 16 in Iron County, 10 in Delta County, six in Houghton County, four in Gogebic County, three in Baraga and Mackinac counties, two in Chippewa County, and one each in Luce and Ontonagon counties. Alger County’s count was reduced by one.

In total for the Upper Peninsula, the MDHHS on Tuesday had Keweenaw County with 17 confirmed cases and one probable; Luce County, 32 confirmed cases and 11 probable; Schoolcraft County, 51 confirmed cases and three probable; Baraga County, 62 confirmed cases, 12 probable and four deaths; Chippewa County, 66 confirmed cases and 44 probable; Ontonagon County, 68 confirmed and five probable; Alger County, 75 confirmed, 23 probable and one death; Mackinac County, 114 confirmed cases and 29 probable; Gogebic County, 218 confirmed cases and 84 probable, one confirmed death and one probable death; Iron County, 349 confirmed cases and 33 probable, 19 confirmed deaths and one probable; Dickinson County, 487 confirmed cases and 10 probable, nine confirmed deaths and one probable; Menominee County, 548 confirmed cases, 79 probable and three deaths; Houghton County, 710 confirmed cases, 149 probable and seven deaths; Marquette County, 730 confirmed cases, 129 probable and 12 deaths; and Delta County, 886 confirmed cases and 141 probable, 18 confirmed deaths and one probable. State numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Using only the state figures Tuesday, the Upper Peninsula has had at least 4,413 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date and 74 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 1,586 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Tuesday for a total of 149,392 to date. The state added 22 new deaths on Tuesday — including one that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — for a total of 7,053.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state’s COVID-19 data site had 59 new cases in Marinette County, 28 in Vilas County, 14 in Florence County, six in Iron County and three in Forest County. The state also indicated an 11th virus-related death in Marinette County.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Tuesday had Marinette County with 1,478 confirmed cases, 89 probable cases and 11 deaths; Vilas County, 448 confirmed, 19 probable and three deaths; Forest County, 401 confirmed, 14 probable and 10 deaths; Iron County, 170 confirmed, 19 probable and one death; and Florence County, 172 confirmed, four 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 4,591 new positives Tuesday — another new single-day record for the state — for a total of 178,482, according to the DHS data site. The state added 33 new COVID-19 deaths since Friday to reach 1,633.

Dickinson County Healthcare System as of Friday showed 82 positives from Dickinson County and 178 from other counties; those counties are not identified. DCHS has tested 5,087 people for COVID-19, with 260 positive, 4,709 negative and 118 results still pending. DCHS noted there are several additional sources of testing in Dickinson County.

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