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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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August 4, 2020 — Coronavirus statistics for the five-county Western Upper Peninsula jurisdiction. Baraga Gogebic Houghton Keweenaw Ontonagon Total Positive Tests 5 98 41 2 6 144 Probable* 0 8 7 1 1 17 Recovered** 5 11 23 1 1 41 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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The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) are conducting a bathing beach monitoring program of public beaches. This swimming season will be the 14th consecutive year WUPHD will be monitoring selected public beaches. “KBIC is excited to continue working alongside Western UP Health Department in protecting our waters.…

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