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UPDATE FROM WESTERN U.P. HEALTH DEPARTMENT
UPDATED NUMBERS FOR MARCH 4
The previous update was Monday, March 1. All numbers below are in comparison to that update.
- TOTAL: 16 more positives, 17 more probable positives, 39 more recoveries, 1 less death and 15.60% fully vaccinated (up from 15.00% meaning 343 people)
- BARAGA COUNTY: 1 more probable positive, 7 more recoveries and 18.36% fully vaccinated (up from 17.91%)
- GOGEBIC COUNTY: 7 more positives, 5 more probable positives, 11 more recoveries and 14.69% fully vaccinated (up from 14.48%)
- HOUGHTON COUNTY: 8 more positives, 10 more probable positives, 12 more recoveries, 1 less death and 13.63% fully vaccinated (up from 12.99%)
- KEWEENAW COUNTY: 1 more probable positive, 1 move recovery and 17.29% fully vaccinated (up from 17.02%)
- ONTONAGON COUNTY: 1 more positive, 9 more recoveries and 25.46% fully vaccinated (up from 23.57%)
Calumet Colosseum Event – Possible Exposure Site
Marquette County Health Department (MCHD) has identified through contract tracing a possible COVID-19 super-spreader event linked to a youth hockey tournament held at the Calumet Colosseum on February 27th and February 28th. Multiple positives have been identified in players and spectators who were present at this event - indicating spread of COVID19.
MCHD and Western UP Health Department (WUPHD) are working with junior hockey to identify the teams who attended the tournament. Houghton County cases are still being traced and additional facilities, such as restaurants and hotels could be added to the list of exposure sites.
Quarantine is recommended for all Marquette Junior Hockey players, coaches, family members, and other spectators attending the event for ten days starting Monday, March 1st, until Thursday, March 11th. All attendees should monitor for symptoms and contact your medical provider should you become symptomatic. Those who remain well should consider COVID testing to identify asymptomatic infection.
Although COVID-19 cases in the Upper Peninsula have declined, this serves as reminder that COVID19 is still present in the community. Regardless of vaccination status MCHD and WUPHD encourages everyone to wear a mask, social distance, and wash hands regularly.
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