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Not A Single Yooper Hospitalized For COVID-19, But Whitmer Orders U.P. Bar Patrons Outdoors Anyway

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered all Upper Peninsula bars to halt indoor service with her 161st executive order on July 29. That order takes effect today.

There were no individuals hospitalized for COVID-19 in the Upper Peninsula as of July 30, according to a state database.

A state COVID-19 pandemic dashboard nevertheless shows the Upper Peninsula being an overall “medium high” risk level. The same dashboard shows the UP’s “positive test” rate listed as “low” and its “new cases” rate listed as “medium.”

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