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COVID-19 deaths rise by seven in Dickinson County

Dickinson County recorded another seven deaths attributed to COVID-19 complications during the Thanksgiving holiday period, along with more than 100 new positives in the past five days, local health officials reported Monday.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department’s posting on Facebook did not provide any further information on the latest deaths, as has been its past practice in respect of the families involved.

Since it last updated its numbers Wednesday, the DIDHD has added 102 new COVID-19 positives, five probable cases and 69 recovered cases. Iron County had 28 new cases of COVID-19, 1 probable case and 42 recovered cases over the same period.

The DIDHD on Monday had Dickinson County at 1,647 confirmed positives and 95 probable cases, with 695 recovered, 43 deaths and 1,004 cases still active. Iron County has had 692 confirmed cases and 39 probables, with 476 recovered, 30 deaths and 225 cases still active, according to the DIDHD.

Across the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site since Saturday listed 141 more confirmed positives: 31 in Marquette County, 29 in Dickinson and Delta counties, 25 in Menominee County, 13 in Gogebic County, 11 in Iron County, nine in Houghton County, five in Mackinac County and one each in Baraga and Schoolcraft counties.The state also reduced Alger County’s total by seven and Chippewa County’s by six. Delta, Menominee and Chippewa counties each had a single new death.

In total for the U.P., the MDHHS had Keweenaw County at 56 confirmed cases and 12 probable, and one death and one probable death; Luce County, 118 confirmed cases and 50 probable; Alger County, 151 confirmed, 77 probable and one death, one probable; Schoolcraft County, 164 confirmed cases and 10 probable, one death and one probable; Mackinac County, 215 confirmed cases and 76 probable; Ontonagon County, 249 confirmed, 26 probable and 13 deaths, one probable; Chippewa County, 354 confirmed cases and 477 probable, and six deaths; Baraga County, 407 confirmed cases, 66 probable and 15 deaths; Gogebic County, 580 confirmed cases and 207 probable, 11 confirmed deaths and 12 probable deaths; Iron County, 691 confirmed cases and 36 probable, 29 confirmed deaths and four probable; Menominee County, 1,194 confirmed cases, 134 probable and 18 deaths; Houghton County, 1,264 confirmed cases, 278 probable, 11 confirmed deaths and two probable; Dickinson County, 1,650 confirmed cases and 90 probable, 40 confirmed deaths and six probable; Delta County, 2,217 confirmed cases and 275 probable, 49 confirmed deaths and 10 probable; and Marquette County, 2,567 confirmed cases, 308 probable and 30 deaths, one probable. 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 11,877 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date and 225 deaths.

The MDHHS since Saturday reported 10,428 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan for a total of 360,449 to date. The state added 98 new deaths since Saturday to reach 9,134.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, that state’s COVID-19 data site Monday listed 11 new positives in Vilas County, seven in Forest County, five in Florence County and one in Marinette County.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Monday had Marinette County with 2,952 confirmed cases, 245 probable cases and 28 deaths; Vilas County, 1,251 confirmed, 35 probable and 13 deaths; Forest County, 727 confirmed, 43 probable and 17 deaths, plus two probable deaths; Iron County, 351 confirmed, 62 probable and 10 deaths, three probable; and Florence County, 316 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 2,534 new positives Monday for a total of 387,235 confirmed cases. The state added 28 deaths Monday to reach 3,313.

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