Western UP Health Department

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July 14, 2020 — Coronavirus statistics for the five-county Western Upper Peninsula jurisdiction. Baraga Gogebic Houghton Keweenaw Ontonagon Total Positive Tests 5 15 26 2 1 49 Probable* 0 0 1 0 0 1 Recovered** 1 4 7 0 0 12 Deaths 0 1 0 0 0 1 *Probable cases are those that meet clinical…

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July 9, 2020 –Western Upper Peninsula Health Department received test results from samples collected by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) indicating that the algal bloom in Portage Lake, Portage Canal, and Torch Lake in Houghton County did not contain harmful toxins. The three samples of the algae that were collected tested…

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July 6, 2020 – WUPHD has identified multiple local establishments visited by individuals who later tested positive for COVID-19. Individuals visiting these locations may be at a higher risk for exposure if large crowds were present and masking and social distancing guidelines were not consistently followed. The identified locations include: Keweenaw Brewing Company, 408 Shelden…

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July 4, 2020 — WUPHD received notification late last night of the first COVID-19 positive case in Ontonagon County. The Health Department continues to investigate to determine if additional people have been in close contact with the individual. “We will be closely monitoring any individuals who may have had direct, personal contact with the identified…

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