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Two more Iron County deaths attributed to COVID

Local health officials Friday reported two more coronavirus-related deaths in Iron County for a total toll of 28.

As of Friday afternoon, Dickinson County had eight new confirmed COVID-19 positives, while Iron County’s cases rose by six, according to the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department.

The DIDHD on Friday had Dickinson County at 1,148 confirmed positives and 59 probable cases, with 381 recovered, 26 deaths and 800 cases still active. Iron County has had 563 confirmed cases and 34 probables, with 313 recovered, 28 deaths and 256 cases still active.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site on Friday showed 283 more confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties: 76 in Marquette County, 57 in Delta County; 50 in Dickinson County — the state’s numbers caught up with what the DIDHD had already reported; 26 in Chippewa County; 17 in Luce County; 16 in Menominee County; 11 in Houghton County; eight in Gogebic County; six in Iron, Ontonagon and Schoolcraft counties; four in Mackinac County; two in Keweenaw County; and one in Alger County. The state decreased Baraga County’s total by three and listed the first two virus-related deaths in Chippewa County, along with two new deaths in Delta County and one in Marquette County.

In total for the U.P., the MDHHS data site Friday had Keweenaw County at 33 confirmed cases and one probable, and one death; Luce County, 105 confirmed cases and 37 probable; Alger County, 121 confirmed, 45 probable and one death; Schoolcraft County, 141 confirmed cases and eight probable, plus one probable death; Mackinac County, 168 confirmed cases and 43 probable; Ontonagon County, 209 confirmed, 26 probable and five deaths; Chippewa County, 217 confirmed cases and 260 probable, and two deaths; Baraga County, 252 confirmed cases, 31 probable and five deaths; Gogebic County, 455 confirmed cases and 172 probable, nine confirmed deaths and 10 probable deaths; Iron County, 560 confirmed cases and 33 probable, 25 confirmed deaths and four probable; Menominee County, 939 confirmed cases, 97 probable and 10 deaths; Houghton County, 1,023 confirmed cases, 207 probable, eight confirmed deaths and one probable; Dickinson County, 1,153 confirmed cases and 54 probable, 26 confirmed deaths and two probable; Delta County, 1,761 confirmed cases and 221 probable, 46 confirmed deaths and eight probable; and Marquette County, 1,821 confirmed cases, 211 probable and 21 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 8,958 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date and 159 deaths.

The MDHHS reported 8,516 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan on Friday — the fourth-straight daily high — for a total of 244,741 to date. The state added 118 new deaths Friday — including 83 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — for a total of 7,929.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, that state’s COVID-19 data site Friday had 49 new positives in Marinette County, 21 in Vilas County, 13 in Forest County, six in Iron County and four in Florence County.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Friday had Marinette County with 2,407 confirmed cases, 189 probable cases and 20 deaths; Vilas County, 919 confirmed, 22 probable and nine deaths; Forest County, 632 confirmed, 40 probable and 11 deaths, one probable; Iron County, 288 confirmed, 51 probable and five deaths, two probable; and Florence County, 268 confirmed, 14 probable and 10 deaths. As with the Michigan data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin had 7,777 new positives Friday — also a new state one-day record — for a total of 301,165. The state added 58 new COVID-19 deaths Friday to reach 2,573.

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