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Dickinson has virus death, 13 more cases

Local health officials Thursday reported a new coronovirus-related death and 13 more confirmed COVID-19 positives for Dickinson County.

In its first update since Monday, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department also had 65 cases considered recovered from the virus. Iron County had seven new cases and eight recoveries.

The DIDHD on Thursday listed Dickinson County at 2,040 confirmed positives and 202 probable cases, with 1,853 recovered, 67 deaths and 322 cases still active. For Iron County, the DIDHD showed 787 confirmed cases and 61 probables, with 726 recovered, 34 deaths and 88 still active.

Across the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus data site Thursday added 66 confirmed positives: 29 in Houghton County; 13 in Marquette County; four in Delta, Chippewa, Keweenaw and Gogebic counties; three in Iron County; two in Menominee and Schoolcraft counties; and one in Ontonagon County; Alger County’s count was reduced by one. The only new U.P. death in the state’s tally came in Menominee County.

In total for the U.P., the data site Thursday listed Keweenaw County at 81 confirmed cases and 16 probable, and one death and one probable death; Luce County, 127 confirmed cases and 68 probable; Alger County, 201 confirmed, 132 probable and one death, two probable; Schoolcraft County, 219 confirmed cases and 20 probable, three deaths and one probable; Mackinac County, 267 confirmed cases and 128 probable, three deaths; Ontonagon County, 279 confirmed, 31 probable and 15 deaths, one probable; Baraga County, 476 confirmed cases, 88 probable and 29 deaths; Chippewa County, 628 confirmed cases and 929 probable, and 13 deaths, two probable; Gogebic County, 725 confirmed cases and 300 probable, 16 confirmed deaths and 23 probable; Iron County, 785 confirmed cases and 59 probable, 32 confirmed deaths and five probable; Menominee County, 1,511 confirmed cases, 239 probable and 27 deaths, two probable; Houghton County, 1,687 confirmed cases, 432 probable, 27 confirmed deaths and seven probable; Dickinson County, 2,037 confirmed cases and 199 probable, 56 confirmed deaths and 14 probable; Delta County, 2,532 confirmed cases and 429 probable, 60 confirmed deaths and 18 probable; and Marquette County, 3,213 confirmed cases, 439 probable and 51 deaths, one probable. State numbers are updated almost daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Using only the state’s figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Thursday has had 14,768 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 334 deaths.

The MDHHS on Thursday reported 4,015 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Michigan for a total of 512,751. The state added 176 new deaths — including 138 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — to reach 13,094.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state’s COVID-19 data site Thursday showed 27 new confirmed positives in Marinette County, 19 in Vilas County, 12 in Forest County, two in Iron County and one in Florence County. Marinette County had another death attributed to the virus.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Thursday had Marinette County with 3,621 confirmed cases, 342 probable cases and 51 deaths; Vilas County, 1,667 confirmed, 75 probable and 21 deaths, two probable deaths; Forest County, 879 confirmed, 62 probable and 22 deaths, three probable; Iron County, 427 confirmed, 111 probable and 18 deaths, 17 probable; and Florence County, 407 confirmed, 26 probable and 12 deaths. As in Michigan, state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin added 3,791 new positives Thursday for a total of 498,538 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The state recorded 40 deaths Thursday to reach 5,079.

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