First COVID-19 case confirmed in Calhoun Co.; Kent Co. as much as 13 instances – WOODTV.com

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Calhoun County has confirmed its first case of COVID-19 involving a county resident, because the variety of Kent County instances rose to 21.

The Calhoun County Public Well being Division says an grownup from the county examined constructive for coronavirus by way of state testing.

“I feel we knew sooner or later Calhoun County would have a coronavirus case,” stated Calhoun County Controller Kelli Scott. “I feel change turns into simpler typically when it’s actual.”

Calhoun County officers say the resident has solely traveled inside southwest Michigan. The affected person’s situation is secure, well being officers say. The resident stays in self-isolation and well being officers say they’re reaching out to everybody who was in shut contact with the person.

Calhoun County officers say 49 residents have been examined throughout the county; 20 of these assessments have come again adverse and they’re awaiting the outcomes of the remaining 28 assessments.

“And we will’t stress this sufficient: It’s OK, we’re going to
get by way of this. However do what we’ve requested and what the general public well being specialists
have stated, and that’s wash your palms for 20 seconds, follow social
distancing, attempt to keep six ft away,” stated Calhoun County Well being Officer Eric
Pessell.

“Little issues like that make a giant distinction,” he added.

Pessell additionally inspired residents to help native companies and test in on their neighbors. “If we do all that, we come collectively as a neighborhood, we’ll get by way of this,” he added.

MORE CASES IN KENT COUNTY, FIRST IN BERRIEN COUNTY

The Kent County Well being Division confirmed 9 extra instances of COVID-19 on its website Saturday.

Berrien County additionally reported its first two instances. Well being officers say each sufferers are girls beneath the age of 60 who had shut private contact with singer Sandi Patty throughout her March eight efficiency at Andrews College. Patty introduced she examined constructive for COVID-19 on March 17.

The Berrien County Well being Division says each girls are self-isolating at dwelling and are in good situation. Those that had shut contact with them have been requested to self-quarantine and monitor their well being, in addition to anybody who had shut private contact with Patty.

Earlier than these new instances, the state was reporting 549 confirmed instances of COVID-19 throughout the Michigan Friday, together with two instances in Ottawa County and as soon as case every in Montcalm and Barry counties.

>>On-line: Case breakdown from state

The Oakland County Well being Division confirmed Michigan’s fourth death associated to COVID-19 Friday.

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