4 reasons why eastern Upper Peninsula is now Michigan’s COVID-19 hot spot – MLive.com

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

A sunset swim in Lake Superior at Sand Point, part of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan.

As coronavirus numbers continue to climb in Michigan, the eastern Upper Peninsula is the region that has emerged as the hottest of hot spots.

Luce, Mackinac, Alger and Schoolcraft counties – which include the cities of St. Ignace, Munising and Manistique, as well as the popular tourist destinations of Mackinac Island, Tahquamenon Falls and Pictured Rocks — currently comprise four of the state’s top seven counties in new COVID-19 cases.