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High COVID-19 case rates continue in UP


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HANCOCK — An update from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department on Thursday said that there have been more than 200 new COVID-19 cases in Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties since Dec. 8.

There were 68 new COVID-19 cases in Gogebic County, 13 new cases in Ontonagon, 26 new cases in Baraga, 106 new cases in Houghton and three new cases in Keweenaw, for a total of 216 new cases in seven days. There were also three deaths in Gogebic, three deaths in Houghton, one death in Keweenaw and one death in Ontonagon, for a total of...