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New virus deaths in Dickinson, Iron counties

Local health officials had a grim COVID-19 update Monday with 94 new positives and three deaths in Dickinson County and 24 cases and a death in Iron County since Friday.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department posted on Facebook that Dickinson County also had 78 recovered cases, Iron County 25 recovered.

As of Monday afternoon, the DIDHD put Dickinson County at 1,497 confirmed positives and 81 probable cases, with 580 recovered, 30 deaths and 968 cases still active. Iron County has had 650 confirmed cases and 37 probables, with 414 recovered, 30 deaths and 243 cases still active, according to the DIDHD.

Across the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site showed 265 more confirmed positives since its last report Saturday: 85 in Marquette County, 46 in Dickinson County, 31 in Delta County, 18 in Menominee County, 17 in Gogebic County, 16 in Baraga County, 14 in Iron County, 13 in Chippewa County, 10 in Ontonagon County, five in Alger County, three in Keweenaw and Mackinac counties and two in Luce and Schoolcraft counties. The state recorded seven new deaths in the U.P., two in Chippewa County and one each in Delta, Gogebic, Iron, Menominee and Ontonagon counties.

In total for the U.P., the MDHHS data site since Saturday had Keweenaw County at 55 confirmed cases and 10 probable, and one death; Luce County, 112 confirmed cases and 43 probable; Alger County, 146 confirmed, 64 probable and one death and one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 156 confirmed cases and 11 probable, one death and one probable; Mackinac County, 196 confirmed cases and 53 probable; Ontonagon County, 242 confirmed, 25 probable and 12 deaths; Chippewa County, 301 confirmed cases and 371 probable, and four deaths; Baraga County, 348 confirmed cases, 57 probable and six deaths; Gogebic County, 534 confirmed cases and 188 probable, 11 confirmed deaths and 10 probable deaths; Iron County, 652 confirmed cases and 36 probable, 29 confirmed deaths and four probable; Menominee County, 1,094 confirmed cases, 111 probable and 13 deaths; Houghton County, 1,171 confirmed cases, 245 probable, nine confirmed deaths and two probable; Dickinson County, 1,499 confirmed cases and 75 probable, 28 confirmed deaths and two probable; Delta County, 2,084 confirmed cases and 234 probable, 48 confirmed deaths and nine probable; and Marquette County, 2,352 confirmed cases, 284 probable and 25 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 10,942 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date and 188 deaths.

The MDHHS on Monday reported 11,511 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan since Saturday for a total of 314,216 to date. The state added 65 new deaths in that period to reach 8,543.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, that state’s COVID-19 data site Monday added 28 new positives in Marinette County, 19 in Vilas County and three in Forest County.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Monday had Marinette County with 2,760 confirmed cases, 224 probable cases and 25 deaths; Vilas County, 1,131 confirmed, 29 probable and 11 deaths; Forest County, 694 confirmed, 45 probable and 16 deaths, one probable; Iron County, 326 confirmed, 58 probable and six deaths, three probable; and Florence County, 304 confirmed, 18 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 3,095 new positives Monday for a total of 357,771 confirmed cases. The state added six COVID-19-related deaths Monday for a total of 3,011.

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