In collaboration with the Western U.P. Health Department and Emergency Operation Centers in Baraga County, Gogebic County, Houghton County, Keweenaw County and Ontonagon County, Copper Country Strong Briefs will be shared regularly through the duration of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Currently, they are released on Mondays and Thursdays.
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UPDATES FROM WESTERN U.P. HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Below are number updates since the last reported numbers on Monday, September 14.
- TOTAL: 37 more positives, 13 more probable positives, nine more recoveries
- BARAGA COUNTY: One more positive
- GOGEBIC COUNTY: One more positive, four more recoveries
- HOUGHTON COUNTY: 31 more positives, 13 more probable positives
- KEWEENAW COUNTY: One more positive
- ONTONAGON COUNTY: Three more positives, five more recoveries
Regarding Houghton County numbers, there continues to be a significant amount of cases from Michigan Tech. Other cases have been tied to family connections and small group gatherings. Some local schools have had individual cases that are being investigated and monitored with the assistance of school administrators. Actions have included elementary and high school students being quarantined to prevent further spread. There are no additional local community exposure sites to report at this time. Remember to mask up and maintain a six feet distance between yourself and people that are not of the same household.
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