First positive COVID-19 case reported in Manistee County.

March 23, 2020

First positive COVID-19 case reported in Manistee County.

District Health Department #10 reported the first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in a Manistee County resident Monday March 23,

“DHD#10 is working quickly to investigate this case and to determine if there were any exposures to this individual,” states a press release.

“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. 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.”

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

As of Monday, March 23, there are positive cases in Manistee, Newaygo, Wexford and Kalkaska counties. A positive case was also reported in Muskegon County Monday, but it is not part of the DHD #10 jurisdiction.

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

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