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Dickinson reports 31 new virus cases; Iron adds 8

UP total surpasses 11,000 cases with 191 deaths

Local health officials Tuesday reported 31 new COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County but they were offset by 28 recoveries from the virus.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department also posted on Facebook that Iron County had eight new cases and 14 more residents now considered recovered. Neither county had a new virus-related death.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the DIDHD put Dickinson County at 1,528 confirmed positives and 84 probable cases, with 608 recovered, 30 deaths and 974 cases still active. Iron County has had 658 confirmed cases and 37 probables, with 428 recovered, 30 deaths and 237 cases still active, according to the DIDHD.

Across the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Tuesday showed 130 more confirmed positives: 34 in Marquette County, 20 in Houghton County, 15 in Delta County, 13 in Menominee County, 12 in Dickinson County, 10 in Chippewa County, eight in Gogebic County, six in Baraga County, five in Mackinac County, four in Iron County, three in Ontonagon County and one in Luce County. The state reduced Schoolcraft County’s count by one and recorded two new deaths in Marquette County and one in Houghton County.

In total for the U.P., the MDHHS data site Tuesday had Keweenaw County at 55 confirmed cases and 10 probable, and one death; Luce County, 113 confirmed cases and 46 probable; Alger County, 146 confirmed, 67 probable and one death and one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 155 confirmed cases and 11 probable, one death and one probable; Mackinac County, 201 confirmed cases and 58 probable; Ontonagon County, 245 confirmed, 25 probable and 12 deaths; Chippewa County, 311 confirmed cases and 410 probable, and four deaths; Baraga County, 354 confirmed cases, 56 probable and six deaths; Gogebic County, 542 confirmed cases and 197 probable, 11 confirmed deaths and 11 probable deaths; Iron County, 656 confirmed cases and 36 probable, 29 confirmed deaths and four probable; Menominee County, 1,107 confirmed cases, 113 probable and 13 deaths; Houghton County, 1,191 confirmed cases, 257 probable, 10 confirmed deaths and two probable; Dickinson County, 1,511 confirmed cases and 79 probable, 28 confirmed deaths and three probable; Delta County, 2,099 confirmed cases and 237 probable, 48 confirmed deaths and 10 probable; and Marquette County, 2,386 confirmed cases, 292 probable and 27 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 11,072 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date and 191 deaths.

The MDHHS on Tuesday reported 6,290 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan for a total of 320,506 to date. The state added 145 new deaths Tuesday — including 51 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — to reach 8,688.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, that state’s COVID-19 data site Tuesday added 34 new cases in Marinette County, 17 in Vilas County, 10 in Iron County and eight in Forest County; the count for Florence County was reduced by eight. The state listed two new deaths in Iron County and one new in Marinette County.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Tuesday had Marinette County with 2,794 confirmed cases, 227 probable cases and 26 deaths; Vilas County, 1,148 confirmed, 29 probable and 11 deaths; Forest County, 702 confirmed, 42 probable and 16 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 336 confirmed, 60 probable and eight deaths, three probable; and Florence County, 296 confirmed, 17 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 6,202 new positives Tuesday for a total of 363,973 confirmed cases. The state added 104 COVID-19-related deaths Tuesday for a total of 3,115.

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