State: 270 new UP virus cases in past three days, 45 in Dickinson

PEOPLE GATHERED MONDAY MORNING outside the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department office in Kingsford to protest the indoor mask order that took effect Monday for pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade students in all educational settings in Dickinson and Iron counties, along with adults entering those areas. From left are Ellysia Clark, Ahyra Bubloni and Kirk Chartier. DIDHD Health Officer Daren Deyaert issued the order Thursday, to remain in place until six weeks past the date the COVID-19 vaccine is authorized and available for ages 5 through 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention transmission levels reach “low” or until further notice. The Marquette County Health Department issued a similar mask order Monday, effective Thursday. (Marguerite Lanthier/Daily News photo)

Coronavirus activity continues to climb in the Upper Peninsula as state data Monday showed 270 new confirmed COVID-19 positives since Friday, including 45 cases in Dickinson County and 30 in Menominee County.

Across the Wisconsin border, state data added 39 confirmed positives in Marinette County for the past three days.

Only Iron County had no new cases among the 15 U.P. counties since Friday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ update after the weekend.

The MDHHS coronavirus website Monday listed 58 new confirmed positives in Marquette County, 49 in Delta County, the 45 in Dickinson County, 30 in Menominee County, 24 in Houghton County, 14 in Chippewa County, 11 in Gogebic and Alger counties, eight in Mackinac County, six in Luce and Baraga counties, four in Keweenaw County and two each in Ontonagon and Schoolcraft counties. The state recorded new deaths in Delta and Menominee counties.

Using only the MDHHS numbers, the Upper Peninsula as of Monday has had 23,303 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 466 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data Monday had Keweenaw County at 166 confirmed cases and 34 probable, and three confirmed death and one probable death; Luce County, 254 confirmed cases and 307 probable, four confirmed deaths and one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 411 confirmed cases and 133 probable, four deaths and one probable; Alger County, 411 confirmed, 252 probable and three deaths, four probable; Ontonagon County, 497 confirmed, 62 probable and 21 deaths, one probable; Mackinac County, 610 confirmed cases and 302 probable, four deaths; Baraga County, 808 confirmed cases, 145 probable and 41 deaths, three probable; Iron County, 1,129 confirmed cases and 99 probable, 43 deaths and 10 probable; Gogebic County, 1,223 confirmed cases and 374 probable, 24 deaths and 29 probable; Chippewa County, 1,269 confirmed cases and 1,636 probable, and 30 deaths, five probable; Menominee County, 2,142 confirmed cases, 521 probable and 44 deaths, three probable; Dickinson County, 2,689 confirmed cases and 646 probable, 60 deaths and 15 probable; Houghton County, 2,801 confirmed cases, 638 probable, 38 deaths and nine probable; Delta County, 4,038 confirmed cases and 855 probable, 80 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 4,855 confirmed cases, 986 probable and 67 deaths, one probable. State figures can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Monday had 7,185 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan since Friday, or an average of 2,395 per day for the three days, for a total to date of 995,910. The state Monday added 35 deaths attributed to the virus — including nine that occurred earlier but were recently verified through a vital records review — to reach 20,700.

The state issues new COVID-19 data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

For the five Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Monday had 46 confirmed positives in Vilas County, the 39 in Marinette County, 16 in Forest County, six in Iron County and two in Florence County.

The DHS COVID-19 data site Monday had Marinette County with 4,692 confirmed cases, 673 probable cases and 69 deaths, eight probable deaths; Vilas County, 2,529 confirmed, 159 probable and 45 deaths, three probable; Forest County, 1,193 confirmed, 94 probable and 25 deaths, four probable; Iron County, 648 confirmed, 139 probable and 21 deaths, 21 probable; and Florence County, 476 confirmed, 70 probable and 13 deaths.

Wisconsin data Monday showed 7,025 more positives over the past three days for a total of 700,759 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date. The state recorded 10 more virus-related deaths Monday to reach 7,837.


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