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Softball Tournaments And Golf Outing Blamed for Increase of COVID-19 Cases In Gogebic County

Recent softball tournaments and a golf outing are being blamed for the sharp increase of COVID-19 cases in Gogebic County.

This from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department.

If you were at the softball tournament that took place in Marinesco, MI the weekend of July 17th -19th, or the one in Mercer, WI on the weekend of August 1st and 2nd, or the Chairmen’s Open Golf Tournament in Watersmeet, Michigan on July 25th, or have been in close contact with anyone who was,  you’re urged to contact your health care provider and seek advice.

Kate Beer, Health Officer for the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department said that contact tracing plays a critical role in containing an outbreak.

You’re urged to give accurate information regarding close contacts if possible.

The number of confirmed cases in the Western Upper Peninsula now stands at 144.

A list of the cases in our area is here

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