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Ontonagon County Reports First COVID-19 Case

COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed in every county in Michigan.

Ontonagon County had its first diagnosis late last week. Houghton County recorded its 18th confirmed case.

Western Upper Peninsula Health Department Health Officer Kate Beer says they’re monitoring those who had direct contact with the victims, and are working to track down others who might have been exposed. 

With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise – both in the Western Upper Peninsula, and across the state – Beer warns that this is a time to support each other and work together to reduce any possible spread of illness in our community.

She stresses the basics – wash your hands often, avoid close contact with those who are sick, self-quarantine if you’re sick, disinfect surfaces that are touched frequently, maintain social distancing, and wear a mask.

Three more COVID-19-related deaths were reported across Michigan Saturday. Add in the three deaths reported on Friday, and the pandemic has killed 6,218 Michiganders.

On the bright side, no COVID-related deaths were confirmed yesterday – the first time that’s happened since March.

More than 72,000 have been infected, with nearly 750 new cases confirmed over the weekend.

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