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Dickinson-Iron to schedule vaccinations

Chart of new COVID daily COVID cases.

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department will offer another round of scheduling next week for residents age 18 and older who want the COVID-19 vaccine.

Online scheduling for both counties will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, with the link posted on didhd.org.

Dickinson County residents can schedule by telephone starting at 8 a.m. Monday by calling 906-774-1868.

For Iron County residents, appointments can be made by phone starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday by calling 906-265-9913.

Appointments can be made in either county but are limited to residents of Dickinson and Iron counties only; a photo ID will be required to verify residency.

Appointments are required to receive the vaccine; no walk-ins will be accepted. These clinics are for those who have not yet received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Those who may have missed a second shot are asked to contact their county’s DIDHD office by telephone.

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 have been set up at off-site locations:

— 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.

To help maintain social distancing, do not arrive early.

Those scheduled who are unable to attend for any reason should call to cancel so that doses can be rescheduled for others.

In a Facebook post Thursday morning, the DIDHD listed 25 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County since its last update March 26, along with seven probable case and three recovered cases. Iron County had nine new confirmed positives.

The DIDHD had Dickinson County at 2,205 confirmed positives and 259 probable cases, with 2,311 recovered, 69 deaths and 84 cases still active. For Iron County, the DIDHD had 883 confirmed cases and 64 probables, with 883 recovered, 48 deaths and 16 active cases.

For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Thursday listed 68 new confirmed positives: 16 in Chippewa County, 14 in Marquette County, 10 in Delta and Houghton counties, eight in Dickinson County, three in Menominee and Schoolcraft counties, two in Mackinac County and one each in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties. Gogebic County had the only new death attributed to the virus.

Using only the state’s figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Thursday has had 17,310 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 399 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Thursday had Keweenaw County at 124 confirmed cases and 31 probable, and one confirmed death and one probable death; Luce County, 139 confirmed cases and 127 probable, one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 253 confirmed cases and 44 probable, four deaths and one probable; Alger County, 287 confirmed, 166 probable and one death, four probable; Mackinac County, 321 confirmed cases and 169 probable, three deaths; Ontonagon County, 376 confirmed, 56 probable and 20 deaths, one probable; Baraga County, 520 confirmed cases, 107 probable and 33 deaths; Chippewa County, 871 confirmed cases and 1,182 probable, and 25 deaths, five probable; Iron County, 880 confirmed cases and 61 probable, 42 deaths and nine probable; Gogebic County, 972 confirmed cases and 357 probable, 22 deaths and 28 probable; Menominee County, 1,653 confirmed cases, 279 probable and 39 deaths, two probable; Dickinson County, 2,198 confirmed cases and 258 probable, 55 deaths and 16 probable; Houghton County, 2,284 confirmed cases, 554 probable, 32 deaths and eight probable; Delta County, 2,800 confirmed cases and 522 probable, 67 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 3,632 confirmed cases, 626 probable and 55 deaths, one probable. State numbers are updated almost daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Thursday posted 6,036 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan for a total of 678,295. The state added 49 new deaths Thursday — including 33 that happened earlier but recently were verified through vital records and testing, according to the MDHHS — to reach 16,141.

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

The DHS on Thursday had Marinette County with 4,005 confirmed cases, 411 probable cases and 65 deaths, three probable deaths; Vilas County, 2,193 confirmed, 142 probable and 39 deaths, two probable; Forest County, 937 confirmed, 71 probable and 23 deaths, three probable; Iron County, 567 confirmed, 118 probable and 21 deaths, 19 probable; and Florence County, 430 confirmed, 50 probable and 12 deaths. As in Michigan, state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin added 916 new positives Thursday for a total of 577,712 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date. The state listed three new deaths Thursday for a total of 6,625.

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