Two Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases in Lenawee County

ADRIAN, MI – The Lenawee County Health Department has been notified of two additional positive COVID-19 cases in Lenawee County. Both cases are adult males. The Lenawee County  Health Department will contact people who have been in close contact with the patients, and will  assess for symptoms, quarantine, and monitor appropriately. Currently, the total Michigan COVID-19 case count is 1,791. We expect these numbers to increase as more testing takes place. To date, 45 Lenawee residents have been tested for COVID-19. There are 20 negative results, 3  positive results, and 22 results still pending.

Based upon the increase in COVID-19 cases statewide, residents can now assume there is a possibility the virus may be present when they are in public places and should be taking all recommended prevention measures.

People who are concerned that they may have COVID-19 should call their healthcare provider. They will likely assess you over the phone to determine if you should be tested. If testing is indicated, they will provide you with instructions to get tested. If you do not have symptoms, you do not need to be tested.

“It is critical that residents abide by Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order that went into effect yesterday”, states Martha Hall, Health Officer of the Lenawee County Health
Department. “This will help prevent additional spread and conserve critical healthcare resources.  Your actions make a difference. Please do your part.”

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people should:
 Wash their hands with soap frequently
 Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or cough or sneeze into your elbow
 Avoid touching their face
 Stay home when sick
 Avoid close contact with sick people
 Only leave their home for essential services
 Keep six feet between themselves and others when they must leave home

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has established a statewide hotline
for the public to ask health related questions at 1-888-535-6136 (operational 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days a week). Individuals can also email COVID19@michigan.gov 24/7. Emails are  answered 7 days a week from 8:00 am – 5:00pm.

Individuals may also call the Lenawee County Health Department with questions at 517-264-5226 option 5 from 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Information about the COVID-19 situation locally, and in Michigan is rapidly changing. For
more information, visit www.lenaweehealthdepartment.org

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