Western UP Health Department

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July 13, 2020 — Coronavirus statistics for the five-county Western Upper Peninsula jurisdiction.

BaragaGogebicHoughtonKeweenawOntonagonTotal
Positive Tests514251146
Probable*001001
Recovered**1470012
Deaths010001

*Probable cases are those that meet clinical and epidemiology criteria with no confirmatory laboratory test performed for COVID-19.
**People are considered Recovered if 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 in full or reduced capacity. Additional information about testing statistics can be found by viewing the MI Safe Start Map.

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 or chills
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • 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
    • Wear a mask or cloth face covering when visiting public places
    • 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.