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Low COVID-19 levels continue in western U.P.


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HOUGHTON — Low COVID-19 community levels continued in Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties, according to an update from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department on Thursday.

In all, just 44 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the five counties in the seven days since March 23, including four in Baraga County, five in Gogebic, 28 in Houghton, four in Keweenaw and three in Ontonagon. There were, however, two deaths – one in Gogebic and one in Houghton.

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