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Western UP COVID-19 cases increase by almost half


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HANCOCK — COVID-19 cases in the western U.P. increased by 47% in the past week, according to an update from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department on Thursday. This update reported 170 new cases and one death, an increase from 90 new cases and one death on July 5.

Eighty-three of these new cases were in Houghton County, 56 new cases were in Gogebic, 16 new cases were in Baraga, eight were in Ontonagon and seven were in Keweenaw. The one death occurred in Gogebic County.

As of Thursday, the case rates per 100,000 population were 353.9 in Gogeb...

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