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Local data: New virus death in Dickinson, 32 positives

Local health officials Friday reported another death attributed to COVID-19 in Dickinson County since May 5, along with 32 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County and 14 in Iron County in the same time period.

Dickinson County also had 11 probable virus cases since May 5, according to figures posted Friday on the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department’s Facebook page.

Five people were reclassified as recovered from the virus in Dickinson County, one in Iron County.

The DIDHD on Friday had Dickinson County at 5,080 confirmed positives and 2,434 probable cases to date, with 7,270 recovered, 111 deaths and 133 cases still active. For Iron County, the agency had 2,344 confirmed cases to date and 341 probables, with 2,567 recovered, 87 deaths and 31 active cases.

On the state level, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Wednesday added 419 confirmed positives to the Upper Peninsula’s tally since May 4: 154 in Marquette County; 49 in Houghton County; 48 in Chippewa County; 36 in Delta County; 33 in Dickinson County; 31 in Mackinac County; 19 in Menominee County; 16 in Gogebic County; 13 in Iron County; seven in Ontonagon County; four in Alger County; three in Keweenaw County; and two in Schoolcraft, Baraga and Luce counties. The state recorded a virus-related death in Dickinson County in the past week, while Iron County’s toll was reduced by one.

Using only the MDHHS figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Wednesday has had 52,383 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 839 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Wednesday had Keweenaw County at 468 confirmed cases and 55 probable, and 13 confirmed deaths and one probable death; Luce County, 666 confirmed cases and 783 probable, 12 confirmed deaths and one probable death; Ontonagon County, 900 confirmed, 108 probable and 35 deaths, three probable; Alger County, 1,065 confirmed, 664 probable and eight deaths, five probable; Schoolcraft County, 1,085 confirmed cases and 678 probable, 13 deaths and three probable; Mackinac County, 1,623 confirmed cases and 856 probable, 28 deaths and three probable; Baraga County, 1,732 confirmed cases, 319 probable and 51 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 2,337 confirmed cases and 336 probable, 70 deaths and 16 probable; Gogebic County, 2,771 confirmed cases and 525 probable, 40 deaths and 29 probable; Chippewa County, 3,550 confirmed cases and 5,172 probable, and 87 deaths, 17 probable; Menominee County, 3,981 confirmed cases, 1,712 probable and 60 deaths, 10 probable; Dickinson County, 5,065 confirmed cases and 2,425 probable, 88 deaths and 22 probable; Houghton County, 6,867 confirmed cases, 1,115 probable, 81 deaths and 11 probable; Delta County, 7,963 confirmed cases and 2,087 probable, 133 deaths and 24 probable; and Marquette County, 12,310 confirmed cases, 3,114 probable and 120 deaths, 10 probable. State figures can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Wednesday had 27,705 new confirmed and probable coronavirus positives in Michigan since May 4, or an average of about 3,958 per day for the week’s span, for a total of 2,472,596 cases since COVID tracking began. The state for the week added 76 confirmed and probable deaths attributed to the virus to reach 36,140.

The state updates COVID-19 data once a week, on Wednesdays.

For the five Wisconsin counties in the region, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Friday had Marinette County at 11,760 COVID-19 positives, up 83 since May 5, and 127 deaths, up one; Vilas County, 5,270 positives, up 21, and 89 deaths; Forest County, 2,694 positives, up 12, and 52 deaths; Iron County, 1,482 positives, up three, and 47 deaths; and Florence County, 1,093 positives, up five, and 17 deaths, up one.

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