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UPDATE FROM WESTERN U.P. HEALTH DEPARTMENT
UPDATED NUMBERS FOR NOVEMBER 16
The previous update was Monday, November 12. All numbers below are in comparison to that update.
- TOTAL: 142 more positives, 51 more probable positives, 117 more recoveries and 4 deaths
- BARAGA COUNTY: 26 more positives, 15 more probable positive, 8 more recoveries
- GOGEBIC COUNTY: 27 more positives, 9 more probable positives, 68 more recoveries and 1 death
- HOUGHTON COUNTY: 66 more positives, 25 more probable positives and 29 more recoveries
- KEWEENAW COUNTY: 9 more positives, 2 more probable positives, and 3 more recoveries
- ONTONAGON COUNTY: 14 more positives, 9 more recoveries, and 3 deaths
U.P. Health Departments Announce the Appointment of a New Medical Director
The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD), along with the DickinsonIron District Health Department (DIDHD) and Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) are pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Lorinser, MD, MPH, MSW as their new Medical
Dr. Lorinser has lived in Marquette since 1989 where he actively practiced family medicine. In 2011, Dr. Lorinser accepted a position as a Regional Medical Officer with the Foreign Service. During his tenure with the U. S. State Department, he completed 5 tours, providing medical care to U.S. Government employees and their families abroad in Pakistan, South Korea, Afghanistan, Morocco and Iraq.
“I am eager to share my years of experience, skills and knowledge to guide the efforts of local public health, especially during this COVID crisis,” said Dr. Lorinser.
Dr. Lorinser also serves as the Medical Director for Marquette County Health Department. The Upper Peninsula Health Departments will benefit from the coordination of medical leadership as many operate similar programs.
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