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A County In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Houghton) More Than Doubles In Covid-19 Cases, New Cases From Out Of State Travelers

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) is investigating two unrelated new positive COVID-19 cases in Houghton County, one of whom is not a Houghton County resident.

The first person recently traveled from another state to visit family. Local testing reports will list this case as a non-Michigan positive while they recover in the area.

The second person recently returned home after wintering in another state.

WUPHD is currently conducting case investigations and will inform any close contacts about exposure risk.

“The ability of people to travel more and to gather in groups of 10 or less as we re-open brings increased risk of exposure,” said Kate Beer, Health Officer at WUPHD “We must continue to take safe steps to reduce the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19.”

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