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COVID-19 rates increase in Western U.P.


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HOUGHTON — The COVID-19 case rates in Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties have increased since last week, according to an update from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department on Thursday.

The five counties’ case rates have been more than 100 per 100,000 population since Aug. 26, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers a high risk of transmission. These high rates continued in Thursday’s update. There is a 333.7 case rate per 100,000 population in Baraga, a 164.3 case rate in Gogebic, a 212.8 case ra...