DIDHD lists 87 new virus positives in Dickinson, 48 in Iron

Dickinson County in the past week recorded 87 new confirmed COVID-19 positives, while Iron County added 48 cases, local data showed Friday.

Dickinson County also has had 76 probable coronavirus cases since Nov. 12 and Iron County 23 probables, according to the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department.

Dickinson County did reclassify 150 people as recovered from the virus, while Iron County had 60 recovered cases, the DIDHD listed in its Facebook post Friday.

The DIDHD had Dickinson County at 3,272 confirmed positives and 1,148 probable cases to date, with 3,826 recovered, 85 deaths and 509 cases still active. For Iron County, the agency had 1,460 confirmed cases and 163 probables, with 1,341 recovered, 60 deaths and 222 active cases.

The Upper Peninsula as of Thursday had 63 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 21 adults in intensive care and four on ventilators, according to Frontline UPdates JIC, a group of health care communication professionals from the U.P.

Statewide Thursday, 3,352 adults were hospitalized for COVID-19 — plus 52 pediatric patients — with 727 adults in ICU beds and 415 on ventilators.

At the state level, figures on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Friday indicated 406 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula since Wednesday: 115 in Houghton County, 63 in Delta County, 53 in Marquette County, 29 in Gogebic County, 28 in Menominee County, 27 in Chippewa County, 21 in Dickinson County, 16 in Baraga County, 14 in Iron County, nine in Mackinac County, eight in Alger and Keweenaw counties, six in Schoolcraft and Luce counties, and three in Ontonagon County. The state added a single virus-related death each in Iron, Delta and Houghton counties.

Using only the MDHHS numbers, the Upper Peninsula as of Friday has had 31,367 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 559 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Friday had Keweenaw County at 294 confirmed cases and 40 probable, and six confirmed deaths and one probable death; Luce County, 393 confirmed cases and 427 probable, four confirmed deaths and one probable death; Ontonagon County, 602 confirmed, 78 probable and 22 deaths, one probable; Alger County, 608 confirmed, 332 probable and four deaths, five probable; Schoolcraft County, 693 confirmed cases and 267 probable, five deaths and one probable; Mackinac County, 941 confirmed cases and 485 probable, 13 deaths and one probable; Baraga County, 1,149 confirmed cases, 201 probable and 44 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 1,461 confirmed cases and 162 probable, 51 deaths and 11 probable; Gogebic County, 1,572 confirmed cases and 416 probable, 26 deaths and 29 probable; Chippewa County, 1,786 confirmed cases and 2,531 probable, and 43 deaths, 10 probable; Menominee County, 2,772 confirmed cases, 953 probable and 47 deaths, five probable; Dickinson County, 3,267 confirmed cases and 1,147 probable, 68 deaths and 17 probable; Houghton County, 4,132 confirmed cases, 808 probable, 49 deaths and 10 probable; Delta County, 5,217 confirmed cases and 1,169 probable, 95 deaths and 20 probable; and Marquette County, 6,480 confirmed cases, 1,445 probable and 82 deaths, five probable. State figures can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS has had 17,980 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan since Wednesday, or an average of about 8,990 per day for the two-day period, for a total to date of 1,242,253. The state since Wednesday has added 128 deaths attributed to the virus — including 71 that occurred earlier but were recently verified through a vital records review — to reach 23,232.

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 Friday had 61 confirmed new positives in Marinette County, 35 in Vilas County, 22 in Forest County and three in Florence County; Iron County’s count was lowered by one.

The DHS data site Friday had Marinette County with 6,521 confirmed cases, 1,250 probable cases and 72 deaths, nine probable deaths; Vilas County, 3,153 confirmed, 175 probable and 56 deaths, four probable; Forest County, 1,478 confirmed, 125 probable and 29 deaths, four probable; Iron County, 750 confirmed, 184 probable and 21 deaths, 21 probable; and Florence County, 571 confirmed, 122 probable and 14 deaths.

Wisconsin data Friday showed 7,194 more positives in the state since Wednesday for a total of 844,612 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date. The state recorded 36 more virus-related deaths in the two-day period to reach 8,848.


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