News release from www.michigan.gov May 21, 2020
LANSING — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-96 to reopen retail businesses and auto dealerships by appointment statewide on Tuesday, May 26, as part of her MI Safe Start plan. The governor’s executive order also lifts the requirement that health care providers delay some nonessential medical, dental, and veterinary procedures statewide beginning on Friday, May 29. And the order authorizes small gatherings of 10 people or less starting immediately, as long as participants practice social distancing.
“The data shows that Michigan is ready to phase in these sectors of our economy, but we must stay vigilant and ensure we’re doing everything we can to protect ourselves and our families from the spread of COVID-19,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “On behalf of our brave first responders on the front lines of this crisis, we must continue to all do our part by staying safer at home. We owe it to them … Read More »
The Lenawee County Health Department has issued a no-contact advisory for the South Branch of the Rive Raisin from the area of College Street in the city of Adrian continuing downstream to the eastern boundary of the county including Blissfield and Deerfield until further notice.
The river was subject to a discharge from the City of Adrian sewage collection and treatment plant. According to the health department, the advisory does not apply to public or private drinking water supplies. The advisory remains in effect until results from water testing indicates the River Raisin water quality is not impacted from the sewage discharge.
Several days of rainy weather has everything soggy and the River Raisin has overflowed its banks. … Read More »
ADRIAN – A resident at a long-term care facility in Lenawee County has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release from the Lenawee County Health Department. All residents and employees have been and continue to be monitored for COVID-19 symptoms, the release stated. The facility is working closely with the health department to ensure residents and staff are safe by following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines. The facility has implemented strategies to protect their residents and employees from COVID-19 which include:
• educating staff on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and how it is spread
• taking temperatures of all residents and staff twice daily
• monitoring resident’s respiratory status twice daily
• wearing of masks by all staff members
• closure of all communal spaces and group activities
• limiting all non-essential visitors
“This is another reminder … Read More »
May 20, 2020
ADRIAN — A disturbance at the Gus Harrison Correctional Facility in Madison Township on Tuesday was the result of prisoner concerns about COVID-19. As of Wednesday there were 716 prisoners who had tested positive for the virus with three deaths, according to Michigan Department of Corrections spokesperson Chris Gautz. As of May 21, 615 prisoners remained infected and were asymptomatic, he said. Many of the cases had been discovered in testing the day before as MDOC’s enhanced testing protocol will have all 35,000 inmates tested statewide.
“Michigan will be the first state to accomplish this,” Gautz said.
On Tuesday, approximately 200 COVID-19 positive prisoners were refusing to go back inside their segregated housing unit prompting a police dispatch of approximately 15 officers Lenawee County-wide. The incident began about 3:45 p.m. and was diffused by 5 p.m., Gautz said. The private … Read More »
ADRIAN – There is a fault in the phone lines affecting some of the Lenawee County government buildings, according to a Lenawee County Wednesday afternoon news release. This includes the Sheriff’s Office, Jail, all of the courts, Administration, Register of Deeds, Treasurer, County Clerk Vital Records, Equalization, Solid Waste, Public Defender, Medical Examiner, Drain Commission, Printing and Purchasing, and Information Technology.
“We have not received an estimate on how long it will take to fix the issue and restore service. This issue DOES NOT affect the 911 service to dispatch,” the release stated.
“We apologize for any inconvenience,” the release continued. “Until such time as all phone lines are working, you may want to consider contacting our offices through our website (www.lenawee.mi.us) or direct e-mail.”
People may follow the links below to these offices: District Court – http://www.lenawee.mi.us/176/District-Court Drain Commission … Read More »
Lenawee County’s coronavirus case count rose by three to 139 today, a number representing 73 males, 66 females and three hospitalizations – an increase of one since Monday. There are 39 people monitoring their symptoms at home with 94 who have discontinued isolation, or 68 percent of the positive cases since the tally began in March.
Three people have died in Lenawee. There are also 32 “probable” cases – 12 men and 20 women, none of whom are hospitalized. Eleven of the “probable” cases are monitoring their symptoms from home, but 21 or 66 percent of these cases have discontinued isoltion.
Statewide, after 24 deaths Monday, May 18, the count rose today to 102, but included 43 deaths swept into the daily count from a review of death certificates which leaves 59 new deaths that actually occurred in the past 24 hours.
There … Read More »
The third person from Lenawee County to die of the coronavirus has been reported by the Lenawee County Health Department today. The number of total cases also rose by three to 132 with 71 males and 61 females affected. Three are hospitalized at this time and 43 are monitoring their symptoms from home, but the number of those who have discontinued isolation is now 83 people.
The death rate in Lenawee is two percent with the latest fatality.
There are also 33 probable cases, not proven by a lab test, representing 15 males and 18 females. None of these people are hospitalized with 13 monitoring their symptoms at home and 20 who have discontinued isolation.
Michigan has now confirmed 49,582 cases of COVID-19 with 4787 deaths attributed to the virus. There was an upswing in daily cases to 1191, and 73 deaths which … Read More »
Michigan reported 40 new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, May 13, and 370 new cases in ramped-up testing. Statewide, the all-time low of 6.4 percent positive was achieved Sunday. Region I, which includes Lenawee and eight other counties up the center of the state had a figure of 2.9 percent that at with 24 positive and 790 negative.
Monday’s testing percentage for Region 1 is 2.1 percent, per current reporting (it does change sometimes as tests are reported from various areas), with 22 positive tests and 1006 negative tests.
The total cases of COVID-19 is now 48,391 with 4714 Michiganders’ lives lost to the virus. The daily cases added Wednesday was 370, down from 469 Tuesday.
Lenawee County reported no change in its coronavirus figures during Wednesday’s state reporting at 3 p.m. with 129 cases and two death. Hillsdale County had no change, … Read More »
As Michigan’s death rate from the coronavirus has come down (25 Sunday, 33 Monday and 90 today which includes 19 deaths reclassified as COVID-19 deaths), Lenawee County health officials report still two total deaths during the pandemic.
The case count rose by one in the past 24 hours to 129 which reflects 68 males and 60 females. Four Lenawee residents are hospitalized, one fewer than Monday’s Lenawee County Health Department report. The number of people who have discontinued isolation jumped by five to 71 in the last 24 hours and the number monitoring at home also dropped four to 52. There are 33 probable cases, an increase of three since Monday, with 15 males and 18 females. None of these people are hospitalized, but 13 are monitoring their symptoms at home and 20 – three more than 24 hours ago – … Read More »
The Lenawee County coronavirus case count has risen by six to 126 as of today, May 8. Of those, there are 67 males and 59 females with four hospitalized. However, 58 are monitoring their symptoms at home and 62 have discontinued their isolation process, according to the Lenawee County Health Department.
Probable cases in Lenawee now tally 29 with 12 males and 17 females, none of whom are hospitalized. Twelve are monitoring their symptoms at home and of the probable cases, 17 have discontinued their isolation process.
Michigan now has reported 46,326 coronavirus cases with 4393 deaths attributed to the virus. Today, there were 680 new cases and 50 deaths in the state attributed to the pandemic. The death count was down from 93 Thursday, during which 38 prior deaths were added to the count upon review of death certificates.
On Friday, … Read More »