Gogebic County COVID cases near 100
Written by Jesse Baroka on August 5, 2020
IRONWOOD – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is raising concerns over recent case count increases in Gogebic County. Cases in Gogebic County have been steadily increasing, with over 90 cases reported in the last 30 days. Overall numbers for the local health jurisdiction climbed by about 120 cases during that same period. The Western UP Health Department has traced COVID-19 exposures in the county to players and spectators at recent softball tournaments in Marenisco, on the weekend of July 17 through July 19, Mercer, WI, on the weekend of August 1 through August 2, and the Chairmen’s Open Golf Tournament in Watersmeet, on July 25. Cases have also been traced to attendees at other large gatherings such as weddings and funerals. Gogebic County now with 98 confirmed cases according to the Michigan Department of Health. Iron County has 74 confirmed cases.