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Published 4/1/2020
4:55pm

Health Department: Shiawassee County Up To 11 Cases

Individuals vary in age from 30 to 66 years old, some without underlying conditions

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The Shiawassee County Health Department has been notified of three additional COVID-19 cases. This brings the total case count to eleven for the county. There have been 8 adult males and 3 adult females diagnosed. Residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 vary between 30 – 66 years of age. Some of these individuals have had underlying health conditions, and some have not, meaning this virus can affect anyone. The Shiawassee County Health Department will inform people who have been in close contact with these individuals. Memorial Healthcare has reported that they have collected 536 specimens and have received 387 negative results, the remaining results are still pending. The state of Michigan has reported 9,334 confirmed cases and 337 deaths.
Residents can assume there is a possibility the virus may be present when they are in public places in the community. With this said, it is important more than ever that we adhere to the “Stay Home Stay Safe” order.

During this time everyone needs to make sure they are supporting themselves. Things people can do to support themselves include meditating, eating healthy and well-balanced meals, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of rest. It’s important to remember that residents can go outside but they must stay 6 feet away from others. Residents that are feeling stressed about the outbreaks should try to call, text, or video chat with friends and family.

A local hotline is available at 989-743-2460, Monday-Friday from 9AM-4PM to answer health questions or concerns and help community residents with basic needs.

The Memorial Healthcare Alternate Care Site will remain open on a walk-in basis from 7AM to 7PM for mild to moderate flu-like symptoms at 826 W. King St. Owosso, MI, 48867. For those with severe symptoms, county residents should call 9-1-1 or proceed to the emergency department. We ask that you call the Memorial Healthcare emergency department at (989) 723-5211 before your arrival if possible.

Visit cdc.gov/coronavirus, michigan.gov/coronavirus, health.shiawassee.net or the Shiawassee County Health Department Facebook page for more information.

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