Western UP surpasses 10,000 COVID-19 cases


December 11, 2021


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HANCOCK — According to the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department, the western U.P. surpassed 10,000 total COVID-19 cases and reached 200 total deaths this week.

From Dec. 1 to Wednesday, there were 47 new COVID-19 cases in Gogebic County, 11 new cases in Ontonagon, 19 new cases in Baraga County, 168 new cases in Houghton and 21 new cases in Keweenaw. There was one death in each of the five counties besides Keweenaw.

The health department posted its first COVID-19 update on April 7, 2020, and has since reported 2,194 cases in Gogebic County...

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