Health department to accept new appointments

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Phase 1B Priority One group includes those age 65 and older. The Phase 1B Priority Two group is first responders, educators, corrections staff and child protective service workers.

For Dickinson County residents, appointments can be made starting at 8 this morning. To schedule, call 906-774-1868.

Iron County residents can schedule starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday by calling 906-265-9913.

Appointments can be scheduled in either county. Do not call before 8 a.m., as schedules will not be open. Appointments are required to receive the vaccine; no walk-ins will be accepted.

Consent forms and other information regarding COVID-19 can be found at didhd.org. Those scheduled for vaccination are asked to print and fill out the online consent form in advance if possible to help keep the clinic flow moving. Consent forms also will be available at the clinics.

Mass clinics will be scheduled at these off-site locations to allow for better social distancing — Dickinson County: Dickinson County Fair Grounds, Yellow Administration Building, Norway.

– Iron County: Forest Park School, east entrance near the parking lot by the bus garage, Crystal Falls.

For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Friday showed a total of 10 new confirmed COVID-19 positives: three in Marquette County; two in Schoolcraft County; and one each in Menominee, Delta, Gogebic, Houghton, Baraga and Chippewa counties; Keweenaw County’s count was reduced by one.

Using only the state’s figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Friday has had 16,398 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 383 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Friday had Keweenaw County at 114 confirmed cases and 29 probable, and one death and one probable death; Luce County, 132 confirmed cases and 85 probable, one probable death; Schoolcraft County, 231 confirmed cases and 28 probable, four deaths and one probable; Alger County, 277 confirmed, 157 probable and one death, four probable; Mackinac County, 290 confirmed cases and 151 probable, three deaths; Ontonagon County, 359 confirmed, 52 probable and 19 deaths, one probable; Baraga County, 507 confirmed cases, 99 probable and 32 deaths; Chippewa County, 720 confirmed cases and 1,030 probable, and 23 deaths, four probable; Iron County, 866 confirmed cases and 61 probable, 40 confirmed deaths and nine probable; Gogebic County, 928 confirmed cases and 340 probable, 19 confirmed deaths and 28 probable; Menominee County, 1,615 confirmed cases, 263 probable and 35 deaths, two probable; Houghton County, 2,123 confirmed cases, 522 probable, 33 confirmed deaths and eight probable; Dickinson County, 2,131 confirmed cases and 239 probable, 55 confirmed deaths and 14 probable; Delta County, 2,650 confirmed cases and 476 probable, 65 confirmed deaths and 19 probable; and Marquette County, 3,455 confirmed cases, 495 probable and 54 deaths, one probable. State numbers are updated almost daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS posted 1,073 confirmed new coronavirus positives in Michigan on Friday for a total of 586,425. The state added only one new death Friday to reach 15,454.

For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Friday had two new confirmed positives each in Marinette, Vilas and Iron counties.

The DHS on Friday had Marinette County with 3,979 confirmed cases, 383 probable cases and 63 deaths, three probable deaths; Vilas County, 2,119 confirmed, 124 probable and 36 deaths, two probable; Forest County, 924 confirmed, 69 probable and 23 deaths, three probable; Iron County, 539 confirmed, 117 probable and 20 deaths, 19 probable; and Florence County, 435 confirmed, 34 probable and 12 deaths. As in Michigan, state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

Wisconsin added 656 new positives Friday for a total of 562,807 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date. The state had five new deaths Friday to reach 6,399.


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