Breaking: First Positive COVID-19 Case in Lenawee County

The Lenawee County Health Department (LCHD) has been notified of the first positive test result for COVID-19 in an adult female from Lenawee County. In a press release sent to WLEN News at 6:24pm Tuesday evening, the individual has been self-isolating. The LCHD has contacted people who have been in close contact with the patient to check for symptoms, provide quarantine instructions and will monitor appropriately.

Individuals that have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 should self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor themselves for fever cough and shortness of breath. COVID-19 symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.

“Residents in Lenawee County can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by staying home and following Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order,” states Martha Hall, Health Officer of the Lenawee County Health Department. “Everyone must do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Your actions today will affect not only your future, but the future of your friends and family.”

This announcement comes just hours after a Tuesday afternoon press conference, during which the LCHD had zero positive test results to report.

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