Dickinson adds 156 virus cases over weekend

Dickinson County has seen its COVID-19 numbers jump by 156 new confirmed positives since Friday, while Iron County had a 29th death attributed to complications from the virus, local health officials reported Monday.

Iron County added 28 new cases as well as of Monday morning, according to the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department.

The DIDHD listed Dickinson County at 1,304 confirmed positives and 57 probable cases, with 439 recovered, 26 deaths and 896 cases still active. Iron County has had 591 confirmed cases and 36 probables, with 337 recovered, 29 deaths and 261 cases still active.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site since Saturday showed 425 more confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties: 118 in Dickinson County, 112 in Marquette County, 38 in Delta County, 33 in both Menominee and Houghton counties, 22 in Iron County, 18 in Baraga County, 13 in Gogebic County, 11 in Chippewa County, 10 in Ontonagon County, five in Keweenaw and Mackinac counties, three in Alger County, and two in Luce and Schoolcraft counties. The state also showed new deaths in Iron and Menominee counties, along with the first confirmed death in Schoolcraft County.

On its website Monday, Public Health Delta and Menominee Counties raised the death toll for Delta County to 55, the highest in the Upper Peninsula.

In total for the U.P., the MDHHS data site since Saturday had Keweenaw County at 40 confirmed cases and three probable, and one death; Luce County, 105 confirmed cases and 37 probable; Alger County, 126 confirmed, 47 probable and one death and one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 147 confirmed cases and eight probable, one death and one probable; Mackinac County, 177 confirmed cases and 44 probable; Ontonagon County, 221 confirmed, 23 probable and six deaths; Chippewa County, 237 confirmed cases and 297 probable, and two deaths; Baraga County, 278 confirmed cases, 45 probable and five deaths; Gogebic County, 481 confirmed cases and 167 probable, nine confirmed deaths and 10 probable deaths; Iron County, 592 confirmed cases and 35 probable, 28 confirmed deaths and four probable; Menominee County, 979 confirmed cases, 98 probable and 11 deaths; Houghton County, 1,077 confirmed cases, 229 probable, eight confirmed deaths and one probable; Dickinson County, 1,307 confirmed cases and 52 probable, 26 confirmed deaths and two probable; Delta County, 1,848 confirmed cases and 227 probable, 46 confirmed deaths and nine probable; and Marquette County, 1,962 confirmed cases, 225 probable and 22 deaths. State numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Using only the state figures, the Upper Peninsula has had 9,577 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date and 166 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 12,763 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan since Saturday for a total of 264,576 to date. The state added 55 new deaths since Saturday for a total of 8,049.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, that state’s COVID-19 data site for the weekend added 29 new positives in Marinette County, 25 in Vilas County, three in Forest County and two in Florence County

Forest County on Facebook reported its 13th death Monday and a rise to 658 confirmed cases.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Sunday had Marinette County with 2,525 confirmed cases, 198 probable cases and 22 deaths; Vilas County, 990 confirmed, 22 probable and nine deaths; Forest County, 645 confirmed, 41 probable and 12 deaths; Iron County, 299 confirmed, 51 probable and five deaths, two probable; and Florence County, 273 confirmed, 16 probable and 11 deaths. As with the Michigan data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin had 4,389 new positives Monday for a total of 316,758. The state added 12 new COVID-19 deaths Monday to reach 2,649.


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