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Published 4/28/2020
3:56pm

Shiawassee County Health Department COVID-19 Update for April 28th 2020

173 Confirmed Cases, 47 Recoveries

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The latest data from the Shiawassee County Health Department reveals 173 confirmed positive Coronavirus cases, 47 recoveries and eight COVID-19-related deaths.

Patients range in age from 6 to 99. 58 are male, 115 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 2,255 specimens collected with 1,919 negative results returned.

After today's update, there are now 39,262 confirmed cases in the state and 3,567 persons have succumbed to COVID-19 related illness.

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Update 4/26/2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is now a Saturday Night Live character, after a skit aired on April 25th depicting Michigan's leader delivering a satirical message to the state's residents about staying safe during the state's Coronavirus lockdown.

The body of a six-year-old was found on Friday April 24th in the Huron River.  The boy, along with his father, disappeared during a fishing trip on March 29th.

A man was rescued after his kayak capsized in West Michigan.  It happened Saturday morning, April 25th, at Fennessy Lake, in West Michigan.  The 42 year old man was treated for hypothermia.

SEIU Healthcare Michigan President Andrea Acevedo says she is concerned some nursing homes in Michigan are choosing not to report COVID-19 deaths to employees and the public putting more lives in danger.  The union represents more than 5,000 nursing home workers.

A Grand Haven church is among others in the state to offer a drive-in service as Michigan's stay-at-home order remains in place.  Trinity Reformed Church invited drivers to park in the church's lot on Sunday morning at 10am but required attendees to keep windows up and continue to social distance.

A Republican Michigan lawmaker is apologizing after wearing a face mask in session in Lansing on Friday, April 24th that resembled the Confederate flag.  State Senator Dale Zorn said the mask's design was not a Confederate flag but apologized for his choice of pattern.

Mid-Michigan TV stations will host a town hall with Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday April 30th.  The event will originate at the ABC 12 studios in Flint and will be carried on that station, along with WNEM-TV 5, NBC 25 and FOX 66, from 7 to 8pm.

A person suspected of breaking into vehicles in Gaylord over the weekend has been arrested. Authorities say there may be more victims than those currently known.