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COVID-19 case counts decline in western UP


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HANCOCK — For the first time this year, the seven-day COVID-19 case count in the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department’s weekly update fell below 100, with less than 100 new cases in Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties from Feb. 26 to Wednesday.

There were 13 new COVID-19 cases in Baraga County, 18 new cases in Gogebic, 40 new cases in Houghton, four new cases in Keweenaw and eight new cases in Ontonagon, for a total of 83 new cases in the western U.P.

The update says that the number of cases and case rate dropped by nearl...