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May 29, 2020 — Coronavirus testing statistics for the five-county Western Upper Peninsula jurisdiction.

BaragaGogebicHoughtonKeweenawOntonagonTotal
Referred for Testing235316915821151663
Tests Canceled*44153228
Positive Tests1560012
Non-resident Positive Test012003
Negative Tests215253818721021460
Pending Results155374711160
Recovered**132006
Deaths010001
*Canceled tests are samples not submitted for COVID testing after further evaluation or diagnostic procedures confirmed a different illness. These tests were canceled after the health department was notified of potential illness.
**People are considered Recovered is they had a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 and are alive 30 days after symptom onset.

Residents should behave as though the virus may be present whenever they visit public places, including businesses and buildings that are open under the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-96.

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should self-isolate for 14 days to avoid potentially exposing others.  People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.  If you feel well, you do not need to be tested.  If you do become ill, call your doctor before going in to the office.  Testing will be determined based on a risk assessment.  

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people should:

  • Stay home if they are sick
  • Wash their hands frequently
  • Avoid close contact with sick people
  • Disinfect commonly touched surfaces
  • Avoid touching your face; avoid shaking hands
  • Follow suggested guidelines for social distancing

WUPHD is working to coordinate its response with federal, state, and local officials, as well as healthcare professionals, institutions, schools, and community organizations.