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Wastewater tests indicate increase in COVID-19

By ZACHARY MARANO

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HOUGHTON — Recent wastewater monitoring indicates that communities in the western Upper Peninsula will see another increase in COVID-19 cases, according to a release from the Western U.P. Health Department on Monday.

The health department has partnered with local wastewater monitoring systems as part of a continued statewide effort in Michigan to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the release says. They are testing wastewater samples for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. According to the release, this is the virus that causes the COVID-19 di...