First COVID-19 case confirmed in Mason County.

April 7, 2020

First COVID-19 case confirmed in Mason County.

District Health Department #10 reported the first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in a Mason County resident Tuesday, April 7.

“DHD#10 is working quickly to investigate this case to determine potential close contacts to the individual,” states a press release from the health department.

According to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital spokesperson Patricia Ezdebski, the hospital currently has no COVID-19 patients. The health department press release did not state if the patient has been hospitalized.

“We ask that individuals please follow Governor Whitmer’s orders for sheltering in place and strictly practice social distancing at this time,” said DHD#10 Health Officer Kevin Hughes. “As cases are increasing, it is important to understand that individuals may display symptoms differently and not all who are sick with COVID-19 will be sick right away.”

“At this time and because of the rapidly evolving nature of this pandemic, DHD#10 suggests that everyone should assume they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 who may not have known they had it,” the press release states. You should follow CDC guidelines and monitor yourselves and your loved ones for symptoms. If symptoms do begin to appear, please contact your healthcare provider for further instructions.”

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