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UPDATE FROM WESTERN U.P. HEALTH DEPARTMENT
UPDATED NUMBERS FOR February 1
The previous update was Thursday, January 28. All numbers below are in comparison to that update.
- TOTAL: 45 more positives, 18 more probable positives, 108 more recoveries and 2 deaths
- BARAGA COUNTY: 1 more positive, 2 more probable positives, 4 more recoveries and 1 death
- GOGEBIC COUNTY: 17 more positives, 5 more probable positive and 15 more recoveries
- HOUGHTON COUNTY: 10 more positives, 2 more probable positives, 76 more recoveries and 1 death
- KEWEENAW COUNTY: 1 more probable positive and 4 more recoveries
- ONTONAGON COUNTY: 15 more positives, 8 more probable positives and 9 more recoveries
Limited Visitation Restrictions Reimplemented at UP Health System – Portage
For the safety of their patients, employees, and medical staff, the following visitor restrictions have been reimplemented at UPHS – Portage. Effective immediately, the hospital will be allowing one well-visitor per stay. Visiting hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more about the visitor restrictions at portagehealth.org/covid-19-information.
Update from MDHHS
Indoor Dining Reopens February 1; Caution and Focus on Enhanced Ventilation Recommended Concessions and personal services also allowed under new MDHHS epidemic order
Following last week’s announcement about the plan to reopen indoor dining, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released its next epidemic order today, which continues the department’s fact-based approach to reopening activities, and goes into effect on Monday, Feb. 1. The order will allow for indoor dining at restaurants with certain requirements; concessions at casinos, movie theaters and stadiums; personal services requiring mask removal; and non-residential gatherings of up to 10 people from two households. The new order will last three weeks, until Sunday, Feb. 21. Read the full update here, https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98158-550234--,00.html.
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