Two more Livingston County residents test presumptive positive for COVID-19

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The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) notified the Livingston County Health Department (LCHD) of additional presumptive positive COVID-19 cases in two Livingston County residents. One of the cases is an adult female with no history of travel. The other individual is an adult male with history of domestic travel. LCHD is contacting people who have been in close contact with the individual. They will be assessed for symptoms and monitored appropriately. Currently, the total Michigan COVID-19 case count is 549 and we expect these numbers to continue to increase as more testing takes place.

Based upon the increase in COVID-19 cases statewide, residents can now assume there is a possibility the virus may be present when they are in public places and should therefore be taking all recommended prevention measures.

If you feel well, you do not need to be tested. Mildly ill people are encouraged to stay home and contact their healthcare provider by phone for guidance. This will help prevent additional spread and save critical healthcare resources for those at high risk and who may need supportive care.

Updates are forthcoming as more information is available. The LCHD website includes both local and state case counts and is updated daily. To view this information, visit www.LCHD.org and click on coronavirus 2019. MDHHS has established a statewide hotline for the public to ask health related questions at 1-888-535-6136 (operational 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week). Additional information can be found at www.michigan.gov/coronavirus and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

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