2nd COVID case reported in Newaygo County.

March 24, 2020

2nd COVID case reported in Newaygo County.

District Health Department #10 reported the second confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Newaygo County Tuesday, March 24.

“The individual is not a resident of Newaygo County or of Michigan but is currently residing and recuperating in Newaygo County,” states a press release from the health department. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has designated this as an ‘out of state’ case in Michigan. DHD#10 is investigating the case further to determine any other potential exposures to the individual.

“As COVID-19 spreads throughout our region, there is the possibility that individuals may have been exposed to the virus in public places,” said Kevin Hughes, DHD#10 Health Officer. “We urge our communities to work together, take all public health executive orders seriously, and stay home to stay safe and save lives.”

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people should wash their hands, stay home, avoid close contact with sick people, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and disinfect commonly touched surfaces.

COVID-19 symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

“The health department and all local officials are relying on our community to work together to slow the potential spread of illness and refer to official sources of reliable information. For local updates, visit www.dhd#10.org. Trusted information can also be found at www.michigan.gov/coronavirus and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/.”

In a 10-county area, there are presently five positive COVID-19 cases in the District Health Department #10 jurisdiction. No cases have been reported in Oceana County.

Cases are reported in Manistee, Newaygo, Wexford and Kalkaska counties. Newaygo has two COVID cases.

DHD #10 includes the counties of: Oceana, Mason, Lake, Newaygo, Manistee, Cra‪wford‬, Kalkask‪a‬, Mecosta‪, ‬Missaukee and Wexford.

As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, there are 1,791 confirmed cases in Michigan and 24 confirmed deaths.

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