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Dickinson, Iron counties report fewer virus cases

Dickinson and Iron counties had a relatively quiet day in terms of COVID-19 activity Thursday, with fewer new cases, no new deaths and a local rise in recoveries.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department on Thursday afternoon reported nine new confirmed positives and seven probable cases in Dickinson County, plus 28 recovered cases. Iron County had five new cases and 12 recovered cases.

As of Thursday, the DIDHD listed Dickinson County at 1,394 confirmed positives and 72 probable cases, with 480 recovered, 27 deaths and 959 cases still active. Iron County has had 619 confirmed cases and 37 probables, with 382 recovered, 29 deaths and 245 cases still active.

Elsewhere in the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Thursday showed 293 more confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties: 79 in Delta County, 63 in Marquette County, 57 in Chippewa County, 24 in Dickinson and Houghton counties, 15 in Menominee County, 10 in Baraga County, seven in Iron County, five in Luce County, three in Mackinac County, two in Gogebic and Keweenaw counties, and one each in Alger and Schoolcraft counties. The death toll rose by six, with two new deaths in Ontonagon County and one each in Menominee, Delta, Marquette and Houghton counties.

In total for the U.P., the MDHHS data site Thursday had Keweenaw County at 47 confirmed cases and 10 probable, and one death; Luce County, 110 confirmed cases and 42 probable; Alger County, 138 confirmed, 60 probable and one death and one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 151 confirmed cases and nine probable, one death and one probable; Mackinac County, 188 confirmed cases and 49 probable; Ontonagon County, 225 confirmed, 26 probable and nine deaths; Baraga County, 318 confirmed cases, 46 probable and five deaths; Chippewa County, 319 confirmed cases and 346 probable, and two deaths; Gogebic County, 499 confirmed cases and 186 probable, nine confirmed deaths and 10 probable deaths; Iron County, 617 confirmed cases and 36 probable, 27 confirmed deaths and four probable; Menominee County, 1,032 confirmed cases, 107 probable and 12 deaths; Houghton County, 1,130 confirmed cases, 243 probable, nine confirmed deaths and two probable; Dickinson County, 1,384 confirmed cases and 62 probable, 28 confirmed deaths and two probable; Delta County, 1,986 confirmed cases and 232 probable, 47 confirmed deaths and nine probable; and Marquette County, 2,142 confirmed cases, 251 probable and 24 deaths. 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 10,286 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date and 176 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 7,592 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Thursday for a total of 285,398 to date. The state added 134 new deaths Thursday — including 61 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — for a total of 8,324.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, that state’s COVID-19 data site Thursday added 43 new positives in Marinette County, 13 in Vilas County, eight in Forest County, seven in Florence County and four in Iron County . Marinette County also had its 25th death.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Thursday had Marinette County with 2,635 confirmed cases, 206 probable cases and 25 deaths; Vilas County, 1,052 confirmed, 26 probable and 11 deaths; Forest County, 677 confirmed, 42 probable and 15 deaths, one probable; Iron County, 314 confirmed, 61 probable and six deaths, three probable; and Florence County, 292 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 6,635 new positives Thursday for a total of 338,472 confirmed cases. The state added 83 COVID-19-related deaths Thursday to reach 2,876.

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