Western UP Health Department

Leading The Community Toward Better Health

    • Contrast
    • Layout
    • Font

April 26, 2021 — Coronavirus statistics for the five-county Western Upper Peninsula jurisdiction.

BaragaGogebicHoughtonKeweenawOntonagonTotals
Positive Cases 554 1,000 2,423 139 396 4,512
Probable Cases 112 360 597 31 56 1,156
Total Cases 666 1,360 3,020 170 452 5,668
Cases by Status
Recovered 597 1,280 2,813 153 414 5,257
Deaths 33 50 40 2 21 146
Released from Isolation/Quarantine 14 18 120 10 8 170
Active Cases 22 12 47 5 9 95
Reconciled Total 666 1,360 3,020 170 452 5,668

*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 (or were considered a probable case) 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.