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State adds 48 virus cases in Dickinson County

State health officials Saturday listed 48 new COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County.

That figure could not be confirmed locally, as the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department does not update its totals during the weekend.

In the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Saturday showed 213 more confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties: 61 in Marquette County, 48 in Dickinson County, 35 in Menominee County, 22 in Delta County, 15 in Iron County, 13 in Gogebic County, six in Chippewa County, four in Houghton County, three in Mackinac and Ontonagon counties, and two in Keweenaw and Alger counties. The state reduced Baraga County’s case count by one and recorded new deaths in Iron, Baraga and Ontonagon counties.

In total for the U.P., the MDHHS data site Saturday had Keweenaw County at 52 confirmed cases and 10 probable, and one death; Luce County, 110 confirmed cases and 43 probable; Alger County, 141 confirmed, 64 probable and one death and one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 154 confirmed cases and nine probable, one death and one probable; Mackinac County, 193 confirmed cases and 53 probable; Ontonagon County, 232 confirmed, 25 probable and 11 deaths; Chippewa County, 288 confirmed cases and 361 probable, and two deaths; Baraga County, 332 confirmed cases, 55 probable and six deaths; Gogebic County, 517 confirmed cases and 185 probable, 10 confirmed deaths and 10 probable deaths; Iron County, 638 confirmed cases and 36 probable, 28 confirmed deaths and four probable; Menominee County, 1,076 confirmed cases, 110 probable and 12 deaths; Houghton County, 1,171 confirmed cases, 245 probable, nine confirmed deaths and two probable; Dickinson County, 1,453 confirmed cases and 74 probable, 28 confirmed deaths and two probable; Delta County, 2,053 confirmed cases and 233 probable, 47 confirmed deaths and nine probable; and Marquette County, 2,267 confirmed cases, 273 probable and 25 deaths. State numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Using only the state figures Saturday, the Upper Peninsula has had 10,677 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date and 181 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 7,528 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Saturday for a total of 302,705 to date. The state added 101 new deaths Saturday — including 59 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — to reach 8,478.

The MDHHS no longer updates the data site on Sundays.

As of Friday, the local DIDHD put 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.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, that state’s COVID-19 data site this weekend added 55 new cases in Marinette County, 38 in Vilas County, 12 in Florence County, nine in Forest County and eight in Iron County. The state also indicated a 16th death in Forest County.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Sunday had Marinette County with 2,732 confirmed cases, 218 probable cases and 25 deaths; Vilas County, 1,112 confirmed, 29 probable and 11 deaths; Forest County, 691 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 6,224 new positives Saturday and 3,507 on Sunday for a total of 354,676 confirmed cases. The state added 51 COVID-19-related deaths Saturday but none Sunday for a total of 3,005.

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