GLADWIN COUNTY – In a press release from the Central Michigan District Health Department on Saturday, March 21, it was announced that a resident from Gladwin County has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Gladwin County patient who tested positive has no known history of travel according to the release.

CMDHD stated that they will be making contact with people who have been in close contact with the patient and will assess them for any symptoms as well as monitor them appropriately. 

With the CMDHD’s latest press release from Monday, March 23, only one confirmed case remains for Gladwin County. Nearby counties with a reported case include Clare County, Roscommon County, and Isabella County according to the CMDHD.

“We will continue to see more and more confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 in our area” says Dr. Jennifer Morse, Medical Director for Central Michigan District Health Department. “Just 12 days ago, the first case of COVID-19 in Michigan was identified and as of 2 p.m. on March 22, 2020, a total of 1,035 cases have been confirmed in our state. Continuing to practice proven control measures such as hand washing, avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth, avoiding close contact with others, staying home if feeling sick, covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily, are extremely important to slow the spread of this illness.”

“It’s also important to practice social distancing (keep at least six feet between yourself and others),” states Steve Hall, Health Officer for Central Michigan District Health Department.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has a hotline number that Michigan residents can call to ask questions about COVID-19. The number is 1-888-535-6136 and is available seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Residents can also send an email to: COVID19@michigan.gov. Emails will be answered seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For any more accurate local COVID-19 information, visit www.cmdhd.org.

Update

As of Tuesday, March 24, the michigan.gov website shows two cases reported for Gladwin County. The state confirmed cases increased to 1,791 on Tuesday as well. 

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