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Western UP sees 5 more die from COVID-19


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HOUGHTON — As February nears, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department reported a decrease in the COVID-19 cases rate on Thursday. However, the updated numbers continue to show that the risk of transmission is high.

“The good news is that the new case count and case rate per 100,000 population both dropped by more than 10 percent from last week,” the update says. “The bad news is that both are still extremely high and for the eighth week in a row we’ve had more than three people in the western U.P. die with COVID-19.”

In total, five people died...

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