DIDHD to set more coronavirus vaccinations next week

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department will accept new appointments next week for COVID-19 vaccinations for those within the Phase 1B Priority One and Two groups.

The Phase 1B Priority One group includes those age 65 and older. The Phase 1B Priority Two group is first responders, educators, corrections staff and child protective service workers.

Scheduling for Iron County residents will start at 8 a.m. Tuesday. A link also will be posted on didhd.org at the same time so individuals can schedule their own appointment online. Those who do not have computer access can call 906-265-9913 to schedule.

For Dickinson County residents, appointments can be made starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday. A link also will be posted on didhd.org at the same time so individuals can schedule their own appointment online. Those who do not have computer access can call 906-774-1868 to schedule.

Appointments can be scheduled in either county. Do not call before 8 a.m., as schedules will not be open. Appointments are required to receive the vaccine; no walk-ins will be accepted.

Consent forms and other information regarding COVID-19 can be found at didhd.org. Those scheduled for vaccination are asked to print and fill out the online consent form in advance if possible to help keep the clinic flow moving. Consent forms also will be available at the clinics.

Mass clinics will be scheduled at these off-site locations to allow for better social distancing — Dickinson County: Dickinson County Fair Grounds, Yellow Administration Building, Norway.

— Iron County: Forest Park School, east entrance near the parking lot by the bus garage, Crystal Falls.

The DIDHD also has reopened its Iron County office in Iron River after fixing a building issue.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Friday showed 20 new confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula: eight in Houghton County; four in Menominee County; three in Dickinson County; and one each in Delta, Marquette, Ontonagon, Mackinac and Chippewa counties. Chippewa County recorded a new virus-related death.

Using only the state’s figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Friday has had 16,274 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 381 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Friday had Keweenaw County at 109 confirmed cases and 28 probable, and one death and one probable death; Luce County, 132 confirmed cases and 83 probable, one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 229 confirmed cases and 28 probable, four deaths and one probable; Alger County, 277 confirmed, 156 probable and one death, two probable; Mackinac County, 282 confirmed cases and 151 probable, three deaths; Ontonagon County, 357 confirmed, 52 probable and 19 deaths, one probable; Baraga County, 503 confirmed cases, 98 probable and 32 deaths; Chippewa County, 714 confirmed cases and 1,015 probable, and 22 deaths, four probable; Iron County, 864 confirmed cases and 62 probable, 39 confirmed deaths and nine probable; Gogebic County, 910 confirmed cases and 338 probable, 19 confirmed deaths and 28 probable; Menominee County, 1,612 confirmed cases, 262 probable and 35 deaths, two probable; Houghton County, 2,081 confirmed cases, 517 probable, 32 confirmed deaths and eight probable; Dickinson County, 2,122 confirmed cases and 236 probable, 55 confirmed deaths and 14 probable; Delta County, 2,640 confirmed cases and 470 probable, 65 confirmed deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 3,442 confirmed cases, 493 probable and 54 deaths, one probable. State numbers are updated almost daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS posted 1,193 confirmed new COVID-19 positives in Michigan on Friday for a total of 579,284. The state added 23 new deaths Friday to reach 15,296.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Friday had five new confirmed positives in Vilas County and one each in Forest and Iron counties. A new death was reported in Marinette County.

The DHS on Friday had Marinette County with 3,966 confirmed cases, 380 probable cases and 62 deaths, two probable deaths; Vilas County, 2,080 confirmed, 121 probable and 36 deaths, two probable; Forest County, 922 confirmed, 70 probable and 23 deaths, three probable; Iron County, 530 confirmed, 116 probable and 20 deaths, 19 probable; and Florence County, 432 confirmed, 34 probable and 12 deaths. As in Michigan, state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin added 774 new positives Friday for a total of 558,496 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date. The state posted 35 new deaths Friday to reach 6,267.


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