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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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Gogebic County – WUPHD is raising concerns over recent case count increases in Gogebic County. Cases in Gogebic County have been steadily increasing, with over 90 cases reported in the last 30 days. Overall numbers for the local health jurisdiction climbed by about 120 cases during that same period. WUPHD has traced COVID-19 exposures in…

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