Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Iron County

Iron County has seen two more deaths due to COVID-19 complications, raising its toll to 19, according to local health officials.

As has been its practice, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department did not provide any details on the new deaths in deference to the families.

But Michigan’s COVID-19 data site as of Saturday listed Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls with 57 confirmed positives among its residents and 14 deaths, plus 46 cases in staff. The Iron River Care Center has had 39 cases in residents, with one death, and 12 cases in staff.

The DIDHD on Monday posted on Facebook that Dickinson County had added 60 new COVID-19 positives since Friday, while Iron County had 28 more cases. The agency Monday showed 478 confirmed cases and 18 probables in Dickinson County, with 123 recovered, five deaths and 368 cases still active. For Iron County, the department had 339 confirmed cases and 33 probables, with 107 recovered, 19 deaths and 246 cases still active.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Monday had 204 new positives in the Upper Peninsula since Saturday: 90 in Marquette County, 34 in Delta County, 15 in Iron County, 14 in Gogebic County, 12 in Menominee County, 10 in Dickinson County, seven in Alger County, six in Houghton County, five in Baraga County, three in Luce and Mackinac counties, two in Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties, and one in Schoolcraft County.

The state also recorded new deaths in Alger and Houghton counties but did not yet reflect the two Iron County fatalities; however, it continues to have two new deaths in Dickinson County that local health officials did not have in their tally.

On its website, Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties also had a new death to reach 18 so far.

In total for the Upper Peninsula, the MDHHS since Saturday had Keweenaw County with 17 confirmed cases and one probable; Luce County, 31 confirmed cases and nine probable; Schoolcraft County, 51 confirmed cases and three probable; Baraga County, 59 confirmed cases, 12 probable and four deaths; Chippewa County, 64 confirmed cases and 43 probable; Ontonagon County, 67 confirmed and five probable; Alger County, 76 confirmed, 20 probable and one death; Mackinac County, 111 confirmed cases and 29 probable; Gogebic County, 214 confirmed cases and 63 probable, one confirmed death and one probable death; Iron County, 333 confirmed cases and 31 probable, 17 confirmed deaths and one probable; Dickinson County, 444 confirmed cases and 10 probable, seven confirmed deaths and one probable; Menominee County, 531 confirmed cases, 76 probable and three deaths; Marquette County, 686 confirmed cases, 116 probable and 12 deaths; Houghton County, 704 confirmed cases, 149 probable and seven deaths; and Delta County, 876 confirmed cases and 129 probable, 17 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 since Saturday, the Upper Peninsula has had at least 4,264 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date and 69 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 2,909 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan since Saturday for a total of 147,806 to date. The state added 21 new deaths since Saturday for a total of 7,031.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state data site had 40 new positives in Marinette County, plus a new death; 23 in Vilas County; nine in Florence County; six in Forest County; and five in Iron County. Vilas County posted on Facebook two more deaths for a total of six and is up to 440 cases.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Monday had Marinette County with 1,419 confirmed cases, 89 probable cases and 10 deaths; Vilas County, 420 confirmed, 20 probable and three deaths; Forest County, 398 confirmed, seven probable and 10 deaths; Iron County, 164 confirmed, 15 probable and one death; and Florence County, 158 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 7,705 new positives since it last updated its figures Friday — its system was down over the weekend for maintenance — for a total of 173,891, according to the DHS data site. The state added 64 new COVID-19 deaths since Friday to reach 1,600.


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