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Baraga County Continues as State’s Worst COVID Hotspot

Baraga County continues to be the state’s most active COVID-19 hotspot. The seven-day rolling average of 156 diagnoses per 100,00 residents per day puts it ahead of Dickinson County, which is second at 146. 

The latest figures from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department show why.

Since the last report was issued late Monday, Baraga County has recorded 38 more positives. Houghton County has 55, but also has more than three times as many residents as Baraga County.

Those represent 90 percent of the new cases in the five-county region since Monday. Gogebic County had 14 new cases. Keweenaw County reported six confirmed positives, and Ontonagon County just three.

Seven more COVID-19-related deaths have been recorded since Monday, with two in Houghton County, three in Ontonagon County, and two in Gogebic County.

69 more recoveries have been confirmed across the five-county region.

See the full report here.

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