State: 200 more virus positives in Dickinson, 93 in Iron in five days

State data Wednesday showed 200 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County — along with a new death blamed on the virus — and 93 in Iron County since Friday, as the Upper Peninsula added 2,655 new cases for the five-day period.

Figures on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Wednesday indicated since Friday: 841 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Marquette County, 411 in Delta County, 290 in Houghton County, 206 in Chippewa County, 200 in Dickinson County, 177 in Gogebic County, 117 in Menominee County, 93 in Iron County, 65 in Alger County, 64 in Mackinac County, 53 in Schoolcraft County, 52 in Baraga County, 36 in Luce County, 27 in Ontonagon County and 23 in Keweenaw County. The state posted 13 more virus-related deaths in the region: four in Houghton County; two in Marquette and Baraga counties; and one each in Dickinson, Delta, Schoolcraft, Chippewa and Luce counties.

Using only the MDHHS numbers, the Upper Peninsula as of Wednesday has had 43,565 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 708 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Wednesday had Keweenaw County at 398 confirmed cases and 47 probable, and 10 confirmed deaths and one probable death; Luce County, 569 confirmed cases and 666 probable, five confirmed deaths and one probable death; Ontonagon County, 795 confirmed, 90 probable and 29 deaths, two probable; Alger County, 899 confirmed, 570 probable and six deaths, five probable; Schoolcraft County, 966 confirmed cases and 526 probable, nine deaths and one probable; Mackinac County, 1,296 confirmed cases and 736 probable, 23 deaths and two probable; Baraga County, 1,524 confirmed cases, 240 probable and 49 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 1,949 confirmed cases and 227 probable, 61 deaths and 13 probable; Gogebic County, 2,381 confirmed cases and 451 probable, 34 deaths and 29 probable; Chippewa County, 2,679 confirmed cases and 4,066 probable, and 63 deaths, 12 probable; Menominee County, 3,437 confirmed cases, 1,393 probable and 56 deaths, eight probable; Dickinson County, 4,282 confirmed cases and 1,963 probable, 78 deaths and 18 probable; Houghton County, 5,758 confirmed cases, 983 probable, 70 deaths and 11 probable; Delta County, 6,869 confirmed cases and 1,722 probable, 118 deaths and 22 probable; and Marquette County, 9,763 confirmed cases, 2,567 probable and 97 deaths, five probable. State figures can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Wednesday had 86,009 new confirmed coronavirus positives in Michigan since Friday, or an average of 17,202 per day for the five-day period, for a total to date of 1,832,716. The state since Friday added 501 deaths attributed to the virus — including 346 that occurred earlier but were recently verified through a vital records review — to reach 28,980.

The state issues new COVID-19 data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It did not have an update Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

The Upper Peninsula as of Tuesday had 81 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 16 adults in intensive care and five on ventilators, according to Frontline UPdates JIC, a group of health care communication professionals from the U.P.

Statewide Tuesday, 4,530 adults were hospitalized with COVID-19 — plus 113 pediatric patients — with 781 adults in ICU beds and 515 on ventilators.


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