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Western UP sees 'steady' COVID-19 rates


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HOUGHTON — An update from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department on Thursday shows that Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties remain at high risk of COVID-19 transmission.

“Case rates are down in Gogebic, Houghton and Ontonagon counties, while Baraga and Keweenaw counties saw dramatic jumps. Overall the region’s case rate remained steady,” the update says.

Since the health department’s last update on Sept. 15, the case rate per 100,000 population increased from 264.7 to 368.2 in Baraga County and from 227.5 to 455 in Kewe...