BREAKING NEWS: Lenawee County reports two more positive COVID-19 cases; total 3
From a Lenawee County mid-afternoon news release, March 25, 2020
ADRIAN — The Lenawee County Health Department has been notified of two additional positive COVID-19 cases in Lenawee County. Both cases are adult males. The Lenawee County Health Department will contact people who have been in close contact with the patients, and will assess for symptoms, quarantine, and monitor appropriately. This brings the known total as of afternoon March 25, 2020, to three in Lenawee County.
The first case, an adult female, was announced late in the afternoon Tuesday, March 24.
Currently, the total Michigan COVID-19 case count is 1,791. The news release states expectation that these numbers to increase as more testing takes place. To date, 45 Lenawee residents have been tested for COVID-19. There are 20 negative results, 3 positive results, and 22 results still pending, the release stated.
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 be taking all recommended prevention measures, according to a Lenawee County news release.
People who are concerned that they may have COVID-19 should call their healthcare provider. They will likely assess the patient over the phone to determine if testing is indicated. If testing is indicated, they will provide instructions to get tested. Those who do not have symptoms do not need to be tested, according to the news release.
“It is critical that residents abide by Governor (Gretchen) Whitmer’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ Executive Order that went into effect yesterday,” said Martha Hall, health officer of the Lenawee County Health Department. “This will help prevent additional spread and conserve critical healthcare resources. Your
actions make a difference. Please do your part.”
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people should:
• Wash their hands with soap frequently
• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or cough or sneeze into your elbow
• Avoid touching their face
• Stay home when sick
• Avoid close contact with sick people
• Only leave their home for essential services
• Keep six feet between themselves and others when they must leave home
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services 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). Individuals can also email COVID19@michigan.gov 24/7. Emails are answered 7 days a week from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Individuals may also call the Lenawee County Health Department with questions at 517-264- 5226 option 5 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Information about the COVID-19 situation locally, and in Michigan is rapidly changing. For more information, visit www.lenaweehealthdepartment.org