Local data: 43 new virus positives in Dickinson, 17 in Iron

IRON MOUNTAIN — Local data Thursday showed Dickinson County had 43 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in the past seven days, while Iron County reported 17 new cases.

Dickinson County also had 24 probable coronavirus positives but Iron County only four probables since July 28, according to figures posted Thursday on the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department’s Facebook page. The DIDHD reclassified 24 people in Dickinson County and 19 in Iron County as recovered from the virus.

The DIDHD on Thursday had Dickinson County at 5,443 confirmed positives and 2,638 probable cases to date, with 7,693 recovered, 116 deaths and 272 cases still active. For Iron County, the agency had 2,586 confirmed cases to date and 381 probables, with 2,765 recovered, 87 deaths and 115 active cases.

On the state level, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Tuesday added 442 confirmed positives since July 26 to the Upper Peninsula’s tally: 111 in Marquette County; 75 in Houghton County; 35 in Gogebic County; 42 in Dickinson County; 27 in Iron, Delta and Menominee counties; 25 in Ontonagon County; 14 in Chippewa County; 12 in Luce and Alger counties; 11 in Schoolcraft County; 10 in Mackinac County; nine in Baraga County; and five in Keweenaw County.

The state listed three new virus-related deaths in Houghton County and one each in Menominee, Marquette, Gogebic and Chippewa counties.

Using only the MDHHS figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Tuesday has had 56,883 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 881 deaths.

Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Tuesday had Keweenaw County at 533 confirmed cases and 60 probable, and 12 confirmed deaths and one probable death; Luce County, 708 confirmed cases and 847 probable, 14 confirmed deaths and two probable deaths; Ontonagon County, 1,011 confirmed, 116 probable and 37 deaths, three probable; Alger County, 1,152 confirmed, 741 probable and eight deaths, seven probable; Schoolcraft County, 1,165 confirmed cases and 771 probable, 13 deaths and three probable; Mackinac County, 1,782 confirmed cases and 914 probable, 28 deaths and three probable; Baraga County, 1,894 confirmed cases, 368 probable and 53 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 2,580 confirmed cases and 361 probable, 71 deaths and 17 probable; Gogebic County, 3,143 confirmed cases and 585 probable, 42 deaths and 30 probable; Chippewa County, 3,791 confirmed cases and 5,498 probable, and 90 deaths, 17 probable; Menominee County, 4,260 confirmed cases, 1,867 probable and 62 deaths, 12 probable; Dickinson County, 5,418 confirmed cases and 2,629 probable, 92 deaths and 23 probable; Houghton County, 7,497 confirmed cases, 1,170 probable, 91 deaths and 12 probable; Delta County, 8,406 confirmed cases and 2,485 probable, 137 deaths and 27 probable; and Marquette County, 13,543 confirmed cases, 3,551 probable and 131 deaths, 11 probable. State figures can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.

The MDHHS on Tuesday had 20,173 new confirmed and probable coronavirus positives in Michigan since July 26, or an average of about 2,882 cases per day for the week, for a total of 2,692,485 cases since COVID tracking began. The state for that time period added 106 confirmed and probable deaths attributed to the virus to reach 37,534.

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

For the five Wisconsin counties in the region, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Thursday had Marinette County at 12,659 COVID-19 positives so far, up 106 since July 29, and 133 deaths, up one; Vilas County, 5,814 positives, up 36, and 91 deaths; Forest County, 2,973 positives, up 20, and 52 deaths; Iron County, 1,600 positives, up eight, and 48 deaths; and Florence County, 1,169 positives, up 10, and 17 deaths.


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