Lake County has first positive case, Newaygo now at 6.
April 11, 2020 – District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) received notification on the death of a Wexford County resident attributed to COVID-19. The individual is a male in his 60's who was hospitalized at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital on April 4 where he died this morning.
“We wish to express our heartfelt sympathies to the family who lost their loved one,” said Kevin Hughes, DHD#10 Health Officer. “COVID-19 continues to pose a serious threat to our community members and we must all continue to follow all executive orders to help bring this deadly virus to a halt.”
DHD#10 also reports the first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in a Lake County resident. DHD#10 is working quickly to investigate this case to determine potential close contacts to the individual.
The most recent report indicates 6 positive cases thus far in Newaygo County.
“We ask that individuals please follow Governor Whitmer’s orders for sheltering in place and strictly practice social distancing at this time,” said DHD#10 Health Officer Kevin Hughes. “As cases are increasing, it is important to understand that individuals may display symptoms differently and not all who are sick with COVID-19 will be sick right away.”
At this time and because of the rapidly evolving nature of this pandemic, DHD#10 suggests that everyone should assume they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 who may not have known they had it. Please follow CDC guidelines and monitor yourselves and your loved ones for symptoms. If symptoms do begin to appear, please contact your healthcare provider for further instructions.