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WUPHD reports second Western UP COVID death

By RICHARD JENKINS

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HANCOCK — The Western Upper Peninsula now has a second death related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, after the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department announced Houghton County’s first fatality Saturday.

“Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to the family who has lost their loved one,” WUPHD health officer Kate Beer said in the announcement. “This is a sad reminder of the seriousness of the COVID-19 threat. We must continue our prevention efforts, especially for the safety of our elderly and vulnerable populations.”

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