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State adds 2 virus deaths in Dickinson

State data Wednesday showed two more coronavirus-related deaths in Dickinson County along with 27 new confirmed COVID-19 positives since Monday, while Iron County had 22 more cases and Menominee County 21.

In Wisconsin, that state’s data site had raised Marinette County’s confirmed positive count by 102 in just the past two days.

Figures on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Wednesday indicated 335 more confirmed COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula since Monday: 60 in Marquette County, 51 in Houghton County, 40 in Delta County, the 27 in Dickinson County, 24 in Baraga County, 22 in Iron County, 21 in Menominee County, 20 in Chippewa County, 19 in Mackinac County, 13 in Alger County, 11 in Schoolcraft County, 10 in Gogebic County, nine in Luce County and four in both Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. Along with the two new deaths in Dickinson County, the toll in Delta and Chippewa counties rose by one, according to the state figures.

Using only the MDHHS numbers, the Upper Peninsula as of Wednesday has had 26,438 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 496 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data Wednesday had Keweenaw County at 199 confirmed cases and 34 probable, and three confirmed deaths and one probable death; Luce County, 313 confirmed cases and 365 probable, four confirmed deaths and one probable death; Ontonagon County, 525 confirmed, 65 probable and 21 deaths, one probable; Alger County, 533 confirmed, 288 probable and three deaths, five probable; Schoolcraft County, 556 confirmed cases and 179 probable, four deaths and one probable; Mackinac County, 787 confirmed cases and 400 probable, seven deaths; Baraga County, 906 confirmed cases, 149 probable and 43 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 1,248 confirmed cases and 114 probable, 44 deaths and 10 probable; Gogebic County, 1,348 confirmed cases and 406 probable, 24 deaths and 29 probable; Chippewa County, 1,471 confirmed cases and 2,086 probable, and 36 deaths, six probable; Menominee County, 2,442 confirmed cases, 726 probable and 44 deaths, four probable; Dickinson County, 2,954 confirmed cases and 853 probable, 64 deaths and 16 probable; Houghton County, 3,097 confirmed cases, 679 probable, 44 deaths and 10 probable; Delta County, 4,512 confirmed cases and 980 probable, 84 deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 5,547 confirmed cases, 1,202 probable and 71 deaths, two probable. State figures can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Wednesday listed 8,671 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan since Monday, or an average of about 4,335 per day for the two days, for a total to date of 1,073,228. The state Wednesday added 110 deaths attributed to the virus — including 58 that occurred earlier but were recently verified through a vital records review — to reach 21,459.

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 Wednesday had the 102 new confirmed positives in Marinette County, plus 20 in Vilas County, 12 in Forest County, seven in Florence County and five in Iron County. Vilas County also had two more deaths blamed on the virus.

The DHS data site Wednesday had Marinette County with 5,374 confirmed cases, 979 probable cases and 69 deaths, nine probable deaths; Vilas County, 2,796 confirmed, 166 probable and 49 deaths, three probable; Forest County, 1,358 confirmed, 107 probable and 27 deaths, four probable; Iron County, 700 confirmed, 145 probable and 21 deaths, 21 probable; and Florence County, 505 confirmed, 95 probable and 13 deaths.

Wisconsin data Wednesday showed 5,224 more positives since Monday for a total of 759,278 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date. The state recorded 66 more virus-related deaths in the two days to reach 8,217.

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