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DIDHD lists 53 new virus positives in Dickinson

Dickinson County added 53 confirmed COVID-19 positives Wednesday, local health officials reported.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department on Wednesday afternoon had Dickinson County at 1,385 confirmed positives and 65 probable cases, with 452 recovered, 27 deaths and 971 cases still active. Iron County has had 614 confirmed cases and 37 probables, with 370 recovered, 29 deaths and 252 cases still active, according to the DIDHD.

West Iron County School District in Iron River announced Wednesday its kindergarten through eighth-grade students will move to distance learning for today and Friday after having multiple students and staff test positive for the virus. Classes already were off all next week for the Thanksgiving holiday, so students will not return in West Iron County until Nov. 30.

The state Sunday halted in-person instruction for high school and college students for three weeks.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Wednesday showed 234 more confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties: 68 in Marquette County; 38 in Delta County; 27 in Dickinson County; 24 in Menominee County; 21 in Houghton County; 12 in Iron, Baraga and Chippewa counties; eight in Alger County; four in Mackinac County; three in Gogebic County; two in Ontonagon and Schoolcraft counties; and one in Keweenaw County.

While the state recorded no new U.P. deaths Wednesday, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department raised the death toll to 17 in Gogebic County — eight more than the state’s tally — and to nine in Houghton County.

In total for the U.P., the MDHHS data site Wednesday had Keweenaw County at 45 confirmed cases and 10 probable, and one death; Luce County, 105 confirmed cases and 41 probable; Alger County, 137 confirmed, 55 probable and one death and one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 150 confirmed cases and eight probable, one death and one probable; Mackinac County, 185 confirmed cases and 48 probable; Ontonagon County, 225 confirmed, 26 probable and seven deaths; Chippewa County, 262 confirmed cases and 335 probable, and two deaths; Baraga County, 308 confirmed cases, 46 probable and five deaths; Gogebic County, 497 confirmed cases and 181 probable, nine confirmed deaths and 10 probable deaths; Iron County, 610 confirmed cases and 36 probable, 27 confirmed deaths and four probable; Menominee County, 1,017 confirmed cases, 105 probable and 11 deaths; Houghton County, 1,106 confirmed cases, 242 probable, eight confirmed deaths and two probable; Dickinson County, 1,360 confirmed cases and 59 probable, 28 confirmed deaths and two probable; Delta County, 1,907 confirmed cases and 243 probable, 46 confirmed deaths and nine probable; and Marquette County, 2,079 confirmed cases, 242 probable and 23 deaths. State numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Using only the state figures Wednesday, the Upper Peninsula has had 9,993 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date and 170 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 5,772 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Wednesday for a total of 277,806 to date. The state added 62 new deaths Wednesday for a total of 8,190.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, that state’s COVID-19 data site Wednesday added 43 new cases in Marinette County, 23 in Vilas County, 11 in Florence County, seven in Forest County and five in Iron County. Forest County had a 15th death, confirmed by county’s health department Wednesday.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Wednesday had Marinette County with 2,592 confirmed cases, 204 probable cases and 24 deaths; Vilas County, 1,039 confirmed, 25 probable and 11 deaths; Forest County, 669 confirmed, 39 probable and 15 deaths; Iron County, 310 confirmed, 61 probable and six deaths, three probable; and Florence County, 285 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 7,989 new positives Wednesday for a total of 331,837 confirmed cases. The state added 52 COVID-19-related deaths Wednesday to reach 2,793.

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