Western UP Health Department

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September 26 — WUPHD has confirmed that a Baraga County resident has died of complications surrounding COVID-19. The elderly person was aninpatient at an Upper Peninsula hospital at the time of their death. To date, there have been 3 deaths related to the virus within the 5-county jurisdiction. “Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out…

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August 29, 2020 – WUPHD has identified the Theta Tau-Beta Chapter, located at 407 Fairview Street, Houghton, MI, as a potential exposure site for COVID-19. Exposure may have occurred during events held at the site on Monday, August 24th, and Tuesday, August 25th. Case investigation has revealed that social distancing and masking were not followed…

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August 29, 2020 — WUPHD has confirmed that a person has died of complications surrounding COVID-19 in Houghton County. The elderly person was an inpatient at a local hospital at the time of their death. To date, there have been 2 deaths related to the virus within the 5-county jurisdiction. “Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers…

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August 13th – WUPHD has identified the Pit Stop Bar & Grill, located at 120 S Sophie Street, Bessemer, MI, as a potential exposure site for COVID-19. Dates of possible exposure run July 31 through August 09. The health department is advising people that exposure could have occurred at the site listed above or several…

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