At this time, COVID-19 is spreading community-wide across the State of Michigan. District Public Health Department #10 states you should assume that it is in your community and should take the necessary precautions to avoid exposure. Please follow the CDC Guidelines and monitor your symptoms. If symptoms become severe, please contact your medical provider for further instructions or follow the guidance below.
“As COVID-19 spreads throughout our region, there is the possibility that individuals may have been exposed to the virus in public places,” said Kevin Hughes, DHD#10 Health Officer. “We urge our communities to work together, take all public health executive orders seriously, and stay home to stay safe and save lives.”
As of Tuesday, April 21, 2020, District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) reported the twelfth lab confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Newaygo County. As of 04/21/2020 there are now 105 positive cases in DHD#10’s ten county jurisdiction and 8 deaths. Statewide there are 32,967 lab confirmed positive cases and 2,700 confirmed deaths. The first pediatric death from COVID-19 in the state was reported on April 19, 2020.
“We recognize that due to a limited number of test kits available locally, not everyone that is symptomatic is being tested,” said Abby Watkins, Newaygo County Emergency Services Director. “There are strict COVID-19 testing guidelines in place which our healthcare providers are following. We ask that you follow all the State guidelines closely and do not go out unless absolutely necessary.”
COVID-19 testing will be performed on individuals with COVID-19 symptoms* and are included in one of the following groups to qualify for testing at this time:
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793,361 Confirmed Cases