Iron County has recorded four more deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the past week, even as virus activity continues to slow in the area, local health officials report.
Iron County had 17 confirmed coronavirus positives since Sept. 15, 10 fewer than the previous week, and five probable cases, according to figures posted Thursday on the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department’s Facebook page.
Dickinson County had 32 confirmed positives, down 19 from a week ago, and 25 probables for the seven-day period.
The DIDHD reclassified 76 people in Dickinson County and 74 in Iron County as recovered from the virus.
The DIDHD on Thursday had Dickinson County at 5,761 confirmed positives and 2,873 probable cases to date, with 8,198 recovered, 118 deaths and 318 cases still active. For Iron County, the agency had 2,901 confirmed cases to date and 407 probables, with 3,032 recovered, 92 deaths and 184 active cases.
On the state level, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Tuesday added 221 confirmed positives since Sept. 13 to the Upper Peninsula’s tally: 39 in Marquette County; 37 in Houghton County; 32 in Delta County; 26 in Dickinson County; 19 in Iron County; 16 in Chippewa County; 13 in Menominee
County; nine in Gogebic County; seven in Schoolcraft County; five in Keweenaw, Ontonagon and Mackinac counties; four in Alger County; and two in Baraga and Luce counties.
New virus-related deaths in the Upper Peninsula for the week included two in Iron County and one in Delta, Marquette, Keweenaw and Mackinac counties.
Using only the MDHHS figures, the Upper Peninsula as of Tuesday has had 59,284 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 906 deaths since pandemic tracking began in March 2020.
Across the U.P., the MDHHS data site Tuesday had Keweenaw County at 559 confirmed cases and 63 probable, and 13 confirmed deaths and one probable death; Luce County, 749 confirmed cases and 861 probable, 14 confirmed deaths and two probable deaths; Ontonagon County, 1,083 confirmed, 125 probable and 40 deaths, three probable; Alger County, 1,204 confirmed, 791 probable and eight deaths, seven probable; Schoolcraft County, 1,250 confirmed cases and 794 probable, 14 deaths and four probable; Mackinac County, 1,863 confirmed cases and 956 probable, 30 deaths and four probable; Baraga County, 1,950 confirmed cases, 400 probable and 55 deaths, two probable; Iron County, 2,891 confirmed cases and 387 probable, 74 deaths and 17 probable; Gogebic County, 3,244 confirmed cases and 606 probable, 43 deaths and 31 probable; Chippewa County, 3,949 confirmed cases and 5,730 probable, and 91 deaths, 17 probable; Menominee County, 4,431 confirmed cases, 1,989 probable and 62 deaths, 12 probable; Dickinson County, 5,737 confirmed cases and 2,865 probable, 94 deaths and 23 probable; Houghton County, 7,777 confirmed cases, 1,202 probable, 92 deaths and 12 probable; Delta County, 8,605 confirmed cases and 2,762 probable, 139 deaths and 27 probable; and Marquette County, 13,992 confirmed cases, 3,763 probable and 137 deaths, 14 probable. State figures can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.
The MDHHS on Tuesday had 16,901 new confirmed and probable coronavirus positives in Michigan since Sept. 13, or an average of about 2,414 cases per day for the week, for a total of 2,821,489 cases since COVID tracking began. The state for that time period added 147 confirmed and probable deaths attributed to the virus to reach 38,464.
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 13,305 COVID-19 positives so far, up 74 since Sept. 15, and 137 deaths, up two; Vilas County, 6,049 positives, up 24, and 99 deaths, up one; Forest County, 3,119 positives, up 12, and 52 deaths; Iron County, 1,650 positives, up three, and 49 deaths; and Florence County, 1,249 positives, up two, and 17 deaths.