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Elderly man in UP dies from COVID-19 Submitted: 03/26/2020
GOGEBIC COUNTY, MI - The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) reports a man from Gogebic County, MI has died from COVID-19.

Health department officials say the victim was an elderly man with underlying health issues.

"Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to the family who have lost their loved one," Cathryn A. Beer, Health Officer at WUPHD, said in a statement.  "This is a tragic reminder of how serious a threat COVID-19 is to our residents, especially the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. We need to work together to protect each other, support each other, and slow the spread of this disease."

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