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Published 4/15/2020
6:39pm

Second Shiawassee County Resident Dies of COVID-19

63 Confirmed Cases, 15 Recoveries

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The Shiawassee County Health Department shares "with saddened hearts" the second Coronavirus-related death of a county resident.  A man in his 90s with underlying health conditions has passed away.

The latest data from the Shiawassee County Health Department also reveals 63 confirmed positive Coronavirus cases and 15 recoveries.
Patients range in age from 15 to 92. 29 are male, 34 are female. Individuals are both self-isolating at home and in the hospital and have varying health conditions.

Cases are confirmed throughout the county. The Shiawassee County Health Department (SCHD) released location data by zip code. We have included some city names to give you the general idea of where positive cases have been confirmed.

48414 (Bancroft), 48418 (Byron), 48429 (Durand), 48436 (Gaines), 48460 (New Lothrop), 48817 (Corunna), 48848 (Laingsburg), 48857 (Morrice), 48866 (Ovid), 48867 (Owosso), 48872 (Perry)

There have been 853 specimens collected with 726 negative results returned.

After today's update, there are now 28,059 confirmed cases in the state and 1,921 persons have succumbed to COVID-19 related illness.

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Update 4/12/2020

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