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Local data shows no new virus cases in Dickinson in 6 days

Dickinson County has had no new confirmed or probable COVID-19 positives in nearly a week, local health officials reported Thursday.

The county did add a death attributed to the virus since its last update March 11, according to figures posted Thursday morning on the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department’s Facebook page. State COVID-19 data Wednesday had listed the death as well, but 107 of the 118 Michigan fatalities from the virus since Monday had occurred earlier but were recently verified through a vital records review.

Iron County had six new confirmed cases of the virus since March 11 but no additional deaths.

The DIDHD also revised last week’s number of recovered cases in Dickinson County from 7,252 to 7,147. With another 65 people reclassified this week as recovered from the virus, Dickinson County now has 57 active COVID-19 cases. Iron County had 29 recoveries over the six days and has 31 cases listed as still active.

The DIDHD on Thursday had Dickinson County at 4,996 confirmed positives and 2,382 probable cases to date, with 7,212 recovered, 109 deaths and 57 cases still active. For Iron County, the agency had 2,310 confirmed cases to date and 341 probables, with 2,535 recovered, 85 deaths and 31 active cases.

For the five Wisconsin counties in the region, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Thursday had Marinette County at 11,552 COVID-19 positives, up one since Wednesday, and 115 deaths, up one; Vilas County, 5,192 positives, up one, and 87 deaths; Forest County, 2,667 positives, unchanged, and 51 deaths, up one; Iron County, unchanged at 1,462 positives and 47 deaths; and Florence County, unchanged at 1,076 positives and 16 deaths.

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