State: Only a dozen new virus cases in Dickinson, six in Iron

State data Friday showed Dickinson County added 12 confirmed COVID-19 positives and Iron County six new cases in the past two days.

The dropoff in new coronavirus cases in the region continues, with the dozen new confirmed cases in Dickinson County down from 21 and 57 for the same two-day period a week and two weeks ago, respectively. Roughly a month ago, on Jan. 21, the county tallied 98 new positives for the two-day span.

Figures on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Friday indicated 152 new confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula since Wednesday: 38 in Marquette County; 23 in Delta County; 17 in Houghton County; 12 in Dickinson, Menominee and Chippewa counties; 11 in Mackinac County; six in Iron County; five in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties; four in Baraga County; three in Luce County; two in Keweenaw County; and one each in Schoolcraft and Alger counties. The state recorded two more virus-related deaths in Delta and Chippewa counties, one in Marquette County.

Using only the MDHHS numbers, the Upper Peninsula as of Friday has had 50,302 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 785 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Friday had Keweenaw County at 448 confirmed cases and 53 probable, and 11 confirmed deaths and one probable death; Luce County, 641 confirmed cases and 749 probable, eight confirmed deaths and one probable death; Ontonagon County, 861 confirmed, 103 probable and 33 deaths, two probable; Alger County, 1,019 confirmed, 658 probable and eight deaths, five probable; Schoolcraft County, 1,061 confirmed cases and 662 probable, 11 deaths and two probable; Mackinac County, 1,503 confirmed cases and 831 probable, 26 deaths and two probable; Baraga County, 1,683 confirmed cases, 316 probable and 51 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 2,277 confirmed cases and 335 probable, 68 deaths and 14 probable; Gogebic County, 2,692 confirmed cases and 521 probable, 37 deaths and 29 probable; Chippewa County, 3,284 confirmed cases and 4,953 probable, and 78 deaths, 16 probable; Menominee County, 3,816 confirmed cases, 1,666 probable and 59 deaths, nine probable; Dickinson County, 4,948 confirmed cases and 2,359 probable, 84 deaths and 20 probable; Houghton County, 6,581 confirmed cases, 1,074 probable, 77 deaths and 11 probable; Delta County, 7,804 confirmed cases and 2,025 probable, 127 deaths and 24 probable; and Marquette County, 11,684 confirmed cases, 3,005 probable and 107 deaths, eight probable. State figures can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Friday had 3,827 new confirmed coronavirus positives in Michigan since Wednesday, or an average of about 1,914 per day for the two-day period, for a total to date of 2,045,840. The state since Wednesday added 112 deaths attributed to the virus — including 61 that occurred earlier but were recently verified through a vital records review — to reach 31,383.

The state issues new COVID-19 data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but will not update its figures this Monday due to the Presidents’ Day holiday.

For the five Wisconsin counties in the region, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Friday had Marinette County at 11,441 COVID-19 positives, up 12 since Thursday, and 108 deaths; Vilas County, 5,144 positives, up 12, and 85 deaths; Forest County, 2,655 positives, up two, and 49 deaths; Iron County, 1,455 positives, up one, and 45 deaths; and Florence County, 1,067 positives, up one, and 15 deaths.


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