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Local data shows 74 more virus positive in Dickinson, two deaths

Local health officials Thursday reported 74 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County in the past week — along with two more coronavirus-related deaths — and 36 cases and a death in Iron County.

Dickinson County also had 76 probable cases since figures last were updated Sept. 30, while Iron County only had one probable, according to the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department.

Dickinson County did record 76 people now considered recovered from the virus and Iron County 31 recoveries, the DIDHD listed in its Facebook post Thursday morning.

The DIDHD had Dickinson County at 2,904 confirmed positives and 813 probable cases to date, with 2,937 recovered, 75 deaths attributed to the virus and 705 cases still active. For Iron County, the agency had 1,208 confirmed cases and 112 probables, with 1,117 recovered, 51 deaths and 152 active cases.

The Upper Peninsula as of Wednesday had 65 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 19 adults in intensive care and three on ventilators, according to Frontline UPdates JIC, a group of health care communication professionals from the U.P.

Statewide Wednesday, 1,769 adults were hospitalized for COVID-19 — plus 34 pediatric patients — with 479 adults in ICU beds and 241 on ventilators.

State COVID-19 numbers for the Upper Peninsula were not available Thursday, as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updates its coronavirus data site on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

For the five Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Thursday had 31 more confirmed positives in Marinette County, 27 in Vilas County, seven in Forest County, four in Iron County and two in Florence County.

The DHS data site Thursday had Marinette County with 5,186 confirmed cases, 926 probable cases and 69 deaths, nine probable deaths; Vilas County, 2,747 confirmed, 165 probable and 47 deaths, three probable; Forest County, 1,335 confirmed, 103 probable and 27 deaths, four probable; Iron County, 691 confirmed, 145 probable and 21 deaths, 21 probable; and Florence County, 495 confirmed, 84 probable and 13 deaths.

Wisconsin data showed 2,970 more positives Thursday for a total of 745,802 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date. The state recorded 19 more virus-related deaths Thursday to reach 8,092.

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