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New virus cases in Iron, Dickinson limited to single digits

But DIDHD admits reporting backlog

Local health officials Friday afternoon reported nine new COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County and seven new in Iron County, with no additional deaths.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department did note, however, it is “experiencing a backlog with reporting.”

As of Friday, the DIDHD listed Dickinson County at 1,403 confirmed positives and 80 probable cases, with 502 recovered, 27 deaths and 954 cases still active. Iron County has had 626 confirmed cases and 37 probables, with 389 recovered, 29 deaths and 245 cases still active, according to the DIDHD.

Elsewhere in the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Friday showed 215 more confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties — 64 in Marquette County, 45 in Delta County, 37 in Houghton County, 21 in Dickinson County, 15 in Baraga County, nine in Menominee County, six in Iron County, five in Gogebic County, four in Ontonagon County, three in Keweenaw and Schoolcraft counties, two in Mackinac County and one in Alger County — but reduced Chippewa County’s count by 37 for a net rise of 178. The state also recorded new deaths in Gogebic, Marquette and Ontonagon counties.

In total for the U.P., the MDHHS data site Friday had Keweenaw County at 50 confirmed cases and 10 probable, and one death; Luce County, 110 confirmed cases and 43 probable; Alger County, 139 confirmed, 61 probable and one death and one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 154 confirmed cases and nine probable, one death and one probable; Mackinac County, 190 confirmed cases and 49 probable; Ontonagon County, 229 confirmed, 25 probable and 10 deaths; Chippewa County, 282 confirmed cases and 355 probable, and two deaths, one probable; Baraga County, 333 confirmed cases, 52 probable and five deaths; Gogebic County, 504 confirmed cases and 185 probable, 10 confirmed deaths and 10 probable deaths; Iron County, 623 confirmed cases and 36 probable, 27 confirmed deaths and four probable; Menominee County, 1,041 confirmed cases, 110 probable and 12 deaths; Houghton County, 1,167 confirmed cases, 244 probable, nine confirmed deaths and two probable; Dickinson County, 1,405 confirmed cases and 70 probable, 28 confirmed deaths and two probable; Delta County, 2,031 confirmed cases and 230 probable, 47 confirmed deaths and nine probable; and Marquette County, 2,206 confirmed cases, 257 probable and 25 deaths. State numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Using only the state figures Friday, the Upper Peninsula has had 10,464 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date and 178 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 9,779 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Friday — a new single-day record for the state — for a total of 295,177 to date. The state added 53 new deaths Friday to reach 8,377.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, that state’s COVID-19 data site Friday added 42 new cases in Marinette County, 22 in Vilas County, five in Forest County and four in Iron County.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Friday had Marinette County with 2,677 confirmed cases, 212 probable cases and 25 deaths; Vilas County, 1,074 confirmed, 26 probable and 11 deaths; Forest County, 682 confirmed, 43 probable and 15 deaths, one probable; Iron County, 318 confirmed, 62 probable and six deaths, three probable; and Florence County, 292 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 6,474 new positives Friday for a total of 344,945 confirmed cases. The state added 78 COVID-19-related deaths Friday to reach 2,954.

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