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New virus cases continue decline in Dickinson, Iron

Local health officials Tuesday again posted only a handful of new confirmed COVID-19 positives in the area since the last update a week ago and no new deaths.

The Dickinson-Iron County Health Department reported Tuesday three new cases in Dickinson County and 23 recoveries, while Iron County had two new positives and 20 recoveries since the last update Feb. 10.

The DIDHD on Tuesday had Dickinson County at 2,123 confirmed positives and 238 probable cases, with 2,212 recovered, 67 deaths and 82 cases still active. For Iron County, the DIDHD had 865 confirmed cases and 64 probables, with 846 recovered, 45 deaths and 38 still active.

The downward trend extended across the Upper Peninsula, with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Tuesday showing 19 new confirmed positives: 11 in Houghton County; three in Gogebic County; two in Ontonagon County; and one each in Dickinson, Menominee, Mackinac and Chippewa counties; Marquette County’s count was reduced by one. The state did record new deaths in Chippewa and Ontonagon counties.

Using only the state’s figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Tuesday has had 16,228 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 379 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Tuesday had Keweenaw County at 108 confirmed cases and 26 probable, and one death and one probable death; Luce County, 132 confirmed cases and 82 probable, one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 229 confirmed cases and 28 probable, four deaths and one probable; Alger County, 276 confirmed, 155 probable and one death, two probable; Mackinac County, 280 confirmed cases and 151 probable, three deaths; Ontonagon County, 356 confirmed, 52 probable and 19 deaths, one probable; Baraga County, 501 confirmed cases, 98 probable and 32 deaths; Chippewa County, 709 confirmed cases and 1,010 probable, and 21 deaths, four probable; Iron County, 863 confirmed cases and 62 probable, 39 confirmed deaths and nine probable; Gogebic County, 906 confirmed cases and 336 probable, 18 confirmed deaths and 28 probable; Menominee County, 1,607 confirmed cases, 260 probable and 35 deaths, two probable; Houghton County, 2,064 confirmed cases, 504 probable, 32 confirmed deaths and eight probable; Dickinson County, 2,119 confirmed cases and 236 probable, 55 confirmed deaths and 14 probable; Delta County, 2,639 confirmed cases and 465 probable, 65 confirmed deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 3,439 confirmed cases, 491 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 775 confirmed new COVID-19 positives in Michigan on Tuesday for a total of 576,264. The state added 19 new deaths Tuesday to reach 15,177.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Tuesday had five new confirmed positives in Marinette County, three in Iron and Vilas counties, and one in Forest County.

The DHS on Tuesday had Marinette County with 3,959 confirmed cases, 378 probable cases and 61 deaths, two probable deaths; Vilas County, 2,068 confirmed, 119 probable and 36 deaths, two probable; Forest County, 919 confirmed, 69 probable and 23 deaths, three probable; Iron County, 519 confirmed, 116 probable and 19 deaths, 19 probable; and Florence County, 431 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 624 new positives Tuesday for a total of 556,332 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date. The state posted 38 new deaths Tuesday to reach 6,204.

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