New death in Dickinson, but COVID rise slows

Though Dickinson County reported a 57th death related to COVID-19 on Thursday, the number of new confirmed positives appears to be slowing, with only nine cases added.

Iron County had no new deaths and only one new confirmed positive, according to the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department.

Dickinson County also for the first time in months had more recovered than active cases, the DIDHD posted on its Facebook page.

The DIDHD on Thursday had Dickinson County at 1,830 confirmed positives and 131 probable cases, with 993 recovered, 57 deaths and 911 cases still active. Iron County has had 729 confirmed cases and 41 probables, with 540 recovered, 33 deaths and 197 cases still active, according to the DIDHD.

Across the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus data site Thursday listed 114 new confirmed positives: 38 in Marquette County, 24 in Houghton County, 14 in Chippewa County, nine in Dickinson and Menominee counties, eight in Delta County, four in Gogebic County, three in Baraga County, two in Iron and Mackinac counties, and one in Keweenaw County. Two new deaths were recorded in Marquette County; and one each in Dickinson, Menominee, Baraga, Chippewa and Ontonagon counties.

In total for the U.P., the MDHHS on Thursday had Keweenaw County at 66 confirmed cases and 14 probable, and one death and one probable death; Luce County, 122 confirmed cases and 56 probable; Alger County, 171 confirmed, 87 probable and one death, one probable; Schoolcraft County, 187 confirmed cases and 14 probable, two deaths and one probable; Mackinac County, 241 confirmed cases and 104 probable, one death; Ontonagon County, 269 confirmed, 27 probable and 15 deaths, one probable; Chippewa County, 440 confirmed cases and 606 probable, and seven deaths, two probable; Baraga County, 443 confirmed cases, 90 probable and 25 deaths; Gogebic County, 657 confirmed cases and 265 probable, 11 confirmed deaths and 14 probable deaths; Iron County, 727 confirmed cases and 39 probable, 31 confirmed deaths and five probable; Menominee County, 1,311 confirmed cases, 169 probable and 21 deaths; Houghton County, 1,446 confirmed cases, 369 probable, 13 confirmed deaths and three probable; Dickinson County, 1,827 confirmed cases and 129 probable, 50 confirmed deaths and 10 probable; Delta County, 2,359 confirmed cases and 364 probable, 53 confirmed deaths and 12 probable; and Marquette County, 2,892 confirmed cases, 345 probable and 40 deaths, one probable. State numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Using only the state’s figures Thursday, the Upper Peninsula has had 13,158 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date and 271 deaths.

The MDHHS on Thursday reported 5,937 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan for a total of 421,137 to date. The state added 182 new deaths Thursday — including 132 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — to reach 10,395.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state’s COVID-19 data site Thursday showed 31 new confirmed positives in Marinette County, 21 in Vilas County, five in Florence and Forest counties and three in Iron County. Vilas County had four new deaths, while Forest County had one.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Thursday had Marinette County with 3,230 confirmed cases, 287 probable cases and 36 deaths; Vilas County, 1,399 confirmed, 41 probable and 19 deaths, two probable deaths; Forest County, 771 confirmed, 50 probable and 20 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 383 confirmed, 78 probable and 10 deaths, six probable; and Florence County, 372 confirmed, 23 probable and 12 deaths. As with the Michigan data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin added 4,034 new positives Thursday for a total of 426,099 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The state added 57 deaths Thursday to reach 3,944.


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