State: 97 new virus positives in Dickinson, 20 in Iron

State data Friday showed 97 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County and 20 in Iron County since Wednesday, as the Upper Peninsula topped 1,000 new cases for the two-day period.

Figures on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Friday indicated 1,018 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula since Wednesday: 255 in Houghton County, 206 in Marquette County, 120 in Delta County, 97 in Dickinson County, 71 in Gogebic County, 51 in Menominee County, 47 in Alger County, 46 in Chippewa County, 44 in Baraga County, 23 in Ontonagon County, 20 in Iron County, 11 in Schoolcraft and Mackinac counties, 10 in Keweenaw County and six in Luce County. The state listed two more virus-related deaths in Chippewa and Ontonagon counties, one each in Marquette, Baraga and Mackinac counties.

Using only the MDHHS numbers, the Upper Peninsula as of Friday has had 40,910 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 695 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Friday had Keweenaw County at 375 confirmed cases and 44 probable, and 10 confirmed deaths and one probable death; Luce County, 533 confirmed cases and 617 probable, four confirmed deaths and one probable death; Ontonagon County, 768 confirmed, 84 probable and 29 deaths, one probable; Alger County, 834 confirmed, 505 probable and six deaths, five probable; Schoolcraft County, 913 confirmed cases and 480 probable, eight deaths and one probable; Mackinac County, 1,232 confirmed cases and 704 probable, 23 deaths and two probable; Baraga County, 1,472 confirmed cases, 218 probable and 47 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 1,856 confirmed cases and 206 probable, 61 deaths and 13 probable; Gogebic County, 2,204

confirmed cases and 436 probable, 34 deaths and 29 probable; Chippewa County, 2,473 confirmed cases and 3,793 probable, and 62 deaths, 12 probable; Menominee County, 3,320 confirmed cases, 1,293 probable and 56 deaths, eight probable; Dickinson County, 4,082 confirmed cases and 1,761 probable, 77 deaths and 18 probable; Houghton County, 5,468 confirmed cases, 924 probable, 66 deaths and 11 probable; Delta County, 6,458 confirmed cases and 1,556 probable, 117 deaths and 22 probable; and Marquette County, 8,922 confirmed cases, 2,418 probable and 95 deaths, five probable. State figures can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Friday had 37,114 new confirmed coronavirus positives in Michigan since Wednesday, or an average of 18,557 per day for the two-day period, for a total to date of 1,746,707. The state since Wednesday added 251 deaths attributed to the virus — including 140 that occurred earlier but were recently verified through a vital records review — to reach 28,479.

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

The Upper Peninsula as of Friday had 78 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 14 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 Friday, 4,579 adults were hospitalized with COVID-19 — plus 117 pediatric patients — with 795 adults in ICU beds and 502 on ventilators.


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