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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UPDATE FROM WESTERN U.P. HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Case rates are down in Gogebic, Houghton and Ontonagon counties, while Baraga and Keweenaw counties saw dramatic jumps. Overall the region's case rate remained steady.
If you're interested in getting a vaccine, many regional providers have same-day availability. Visit coppercountrystrong.com/vaccine to find out where you can get one in the Western U.P.
UPDATE FROM Frontline Updates
Frontline UPdates is a group of healthcare communication professionals from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (Region 8). They have formed a Joint Information Center so that they can share common messages across the Upper Peninsula about the COVID-19 efforts. Follow along on the Frontline UPdates Facebook page. Above is their latest update, which includes hospitalizations, ICU bed utilization and ventilator utilization. These numbers are updated daily on the Frontlines UPdates Facebook page.
Today's update shows 13 more hospitalizations than last Thursday with three more ICU beds filled.
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