In collaboration with the Western U.P. Health Department and Emergency Operation Centers in Baraga County, Gogebic County, Houghton County, Keweenaw County and Ontonagon County, Copper Country Strong Briefs will be shared regularly through the duration of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Currently, they are released on Thursdays.
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UPDATES FROM THE WESTERN U.P. HEALTH DEPARTMENT
UPDATED NUMBERS THROUGH MAY 25
The case rate per 100,000 population in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan is down compared to last week at 153.6 compared to 172.2 last week. Keweenaw and Gogebic counties are in the "medium" community level marker, while Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw County remain at the low level. Sadly, one resident in Baraga County and one resident in Houghton County died with COVID-19 in the last seven-day period of time.
UPDATE FROM STATE OF MICHIGAN
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster dose authorized for children ages 5 to 11
Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announces Michiganders ages 5 through 11 are eligible for a booster vaccine five months after receiving their primary series. Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized for those under age 18. COVID-19 booster doses may be given at the same time as other vaccines, including the flu vaccine. Read more at michigan.gov/coronavirus.
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