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Virus spread feared from concert

ESCANABA — An indoor concert that took place last weekend has been identified as a site of possible COVID-19 exposure.

Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) recommended Thursday that all people who attended Lake Shore Live between 7 and 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19. The event was held at the Ruth Butler Building on the U.P. State Fairgrounds.

According to posts on the Facebook page “Lake Shore Live LLC,” the event was initially set to take place at the Karas Bandshell in Ludington Park Saturday. However, it was moved to the Ruth Butler Building after rain was forecasted for that day.

As of Thursday, the Upper Peninsula had 1,385 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 231 probable cases and 23 deaths linked to the disease, according to state officials.

Delta County had a total of 215 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 32 probable cases and five deaths; Menominee County had 254 confirmed cases, 33 probable cases and one death; and Schoolcraft County had 19 confirmed cases and one probable case.

Elsewhere in the peninsula, Alger County had 16 confirmed cases and one probable case; Baraga County had eight confirmed cases and five probable cases; Chippewa County had 44 confirmed cases and 26 probable cases; Dickinson County had 86 confirmed cases, three probable cases and two deaths; Gogebic County had 140 confirmed cases, 12 probable cases and one death; Houghton County had 204 confirmed cases, 47 probable cases and one death; Iron County had 55 confirmed cases, three probable cases and one death; Keweenaw County had seven confirmed cases and one probable case; Luce County had 12 confirmed cases and one probable case; Mackinac County had 37 confirmed cases and 16 probable cases; Marquette County had 248 confirmed cases, 49 probable cases and 12 deaths; and Ontonagon County had 40 confirmed cases and one probable case.

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