Sep 17, 2022
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IRON MOUNTAIN — Local data shows COVID-19 activity rising in Dickinson County in the past week, with 51 new confirmed positives and another coronavirus-related death.
Iron County numbers, however, continue to trend down after a spike in August, recording 27 confirmed cases since Sept. 8, down from 43 the previous week, according to figures posted Thursday on the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department’s Facebook page.
Dickinson County also had 45 probable coronavirus positives over the seven-day period and Iron County three probables. The DIDHD reclassified 76 people in Dickinson County and 45 in Iron County as recovered from the virus. The DIDHD on Thursday had Dickinson County at 5,729 confirmed positives and 2,848 probable cases to date, with 8,122 recovered, 118 deaths and 337 cases still active. For Iron County, the agency had 2,884 confirmed cases to date and 402 probables, with 2,958 recovered, 88 deaths and 240 active cases.
On the state level, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Tuesday added 307 confirmed positives since Sept. 6 to the Upper Peninsula’s tally: 65 in Dickinson County, 48 in Marquette County, 31 in Iron County, 29 in Menominee County, 27 in Delta County, 19 in Chippewa County, 18 in Schoolcraft and Houghton counties, 12 in Alger County, 11 in Gogebic and Mackinac counties, seven in Ontonagon County, five in Baraga County, and three in Keweenaw and Luce counties.
New virus-related deaths in the Upper Peninsula for the week included two in Ontonagon County and one each in Dickinson, Iron, Marquette, Houghton and Gogebic counties. The DIDHD had reported the Iron County death in its data last week.
Using only the MDHHS figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Tuesday has had 59,063 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 900 deaths since pandemic tracking began in early 2020.
Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Tuesday had Keweenaw County at 554 confirmed cases and 61 probable, and 12 confirmed deaths and one probable death; Luce County, 747 confirmed cases and 861 probable, 14 confirmed deaths and two probable deaths; Ontonagon County, 1,078 confirmed, 123 probable and 40 deaths, three probable; Alger County, 1,200 confirmed, 787 probable and eight deaths, seven probable; Schoolcraft County, 1,243 confirmed cases and 793 probable, 14 deaths and four probable; Mackinac County, 1,858 confirmed cases and 953 probable, 29 deaths and four probable; Baraga County, 1,948 confirmed cases, 398 probable and 55 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 2,872 confirmed cases and 380 probable, 72 deaths and 17 probable; Gogebic County, 3,235 confirmed cases and 598 probable, 43 deaths and 31 probable; Chippewa County, 3,933 confirmed cases and 5,694 probable, and 91 deaths, 17 probable; Menominee County, 4,418 confirmed cases, 1,984 probable and 62 deaths, 12 probable; Dickinson County, 5,711 confirmed cases and 2,823 probable, 94 deaths and 23 probable; Houghton County, 7,740 confirmed cases, 1,201 probable, 92 deaths and 12 probable; Delta County, 8,573 confirmed cases and 2,714 probable, 138 deaths and 27 probable; and Marquette County, 13,953 confirmed cases, 3,746 probable and 136 deaths, 14 probable.
The MDHHS on Tuesday had 18,375 new confirmed and probable coronavirus positives in Michigan since Sept. 6, or an average of about 2,625 cases per day for the week, for a total of 2,804,588 cases since COVID tracking began. The state for that time period added 196 confirmed and probable deaths attributed to the virus to reach 38,317.
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 13,231 COVID-19 positives so far, up 96 since Sept. 8, and 135 deaths; Vilas County, 6,025 positives, up 25, and 98 deaths, up two; Forest County, 3,107 positives, up 15, and 52 deaths; Iron County, 1,647 positives, up 12, and 49 deaths; and Florence County, 1,247 positives, up 12, and 17 deaths.
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