The last time The Livingston Post reported a Livingston County death from COVID was 12 days ago, on June 7, 2020. Since then, there has been another death, bringing the total number of county residents who’ve succumbed to the virus to 28.
The number of probable COVID-19 cases in Livingston County has risen 9 percent, from 128 on June 6 to 140 on June 19.
According to the LCHD, the number of probable cases is defined as Livingston County residents who have been directly linked or in close contact to a confirmed case and have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, but were not tested. This number includes probable cases who are actively ill, hospitalized, deceased, and recovered.
We did the math on the other statistics reported by the Livingston County Health Department:
• The number of confirmed cases has risen about 2.5 percent, up to 417 on June 19 from 406 on June 6.
• The number of county residents who’ve recovered from COVID-19 has gone up 7.5 percent, from 406 on June 6 to 437 on June 19.
• The number of cases in Michigan has risen about 3 percent, up from 58,525 to 60,618, and the total number of cases in Livingston County has risen nearly 4 percent, from 536 to 557.
According to the LCDH, symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure and can include: cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fever; chills; muscle pain; sore throat; a new loss of taste or smell. Other less-common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
If you are experiencing respiratory illness or other concerning symptoms, the LCDH recommends contacting your healthcare provider.
If you experience emergency warning signs for COVID-19, the LCHD advises you get medication attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include difficulty breathing; persistent pain or pressure in the chest; new confusion or inability to arouse; bluish lips or face.
For more information, check out the Livingston County Health Department’s COVID-19 information by clicking here.