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Western UP's seven-day COVID-19 case count increases to 92


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HANCOCK — There were almost 100 new COVID-19 cases but zero deaths across the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department’s five counties in seven days from May 4-11, a Wednesday briefing from the health department says.

Most of the new COVID-19 cases were in Houghton County, which had 60 new cases. There were also 18 new cases in Gogebic County, eight new cases in Ontonagon County and three new cases each in Baraga and Keweenaw counties, for a total of 92 new cases.

The seven-day case count went up from 78 last week. Prior to May 4, the health depart...

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