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Latest COVID-19 numbers in Michigan 5/25

The State of Michigan is reporting a dozen new deaths from coronavirus and more than 200 new cases. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said 202 more residents have tested positive for the virus since Sunday. This is the fifth consecutive day Michigan has reported less than 500 cases. However health officials said the rate of infection is growing in the western and middle parts of the state with cases doubling every ten days in those areas.

 

Total cases in the District Health Department #10 jurisdiction 

 

More than 33,000 Michiganders are now considered survivors of the coronavirus. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 33,168 residents are deemed recovered, 30 days after testing positive for the virus. This number includes everyone diagnosed on or before April 22. Just over 16,000 (about 70%) of Michigan’s total cases remain active, although hundreds are still being reported on a daily basis. The rest are considered closed either because the person recovered or passed away. The average age of death is 75.3 years old. The age range of the deceased is 5 to 107 years old.

 

Local recoveries from District Health Department #10 as of May 25th. 

 

 

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Latest COVID-19 numbers in Michigan 5/19

The Michigan Department of Health announced that there are 435 more cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday and 

another 102 deaths linked to coronavirus. 

 

State Ofificals noted that 43 of the deaths announced Tuesday were discovered in a routine check of death certificates to find any that had not been previously reported.

 

Here in the West Central Michigan area, Isabella County has 62 cases, Mecosta County has 19 reported cases, Montcalm County has 56 cases, Newaygo County has 51 cases and Osceola County has 10 cases of COVID-19 since March 10th. 

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Latest COVID-19 numbers in Michigan 5/18

As Gov. Whitmer announced the reopenings of two area's of the state (U.P & Traverse City area) the Michigan health department reported 24 new deaths and 773 new cases of COVID-19 Monday.

 

Locally in the West-Central Michigan area, Isabella County has 62 cases of COVID-19, Mecosta County has 18 cases, Montcalm County has 53 cases, Newaygo County has 43 cases and Osceola County has 10 cases of coronavirus as of Monday. 

 

Data shows 28,234 people have recovered from the coronavirus as of Friday, according to the state health department. This is defined by officials as cases who are 30 days out from their onset of illness.

 

To see more detailed data CLICK HERE

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Operation Haircut protest to take place at state capitol

Another protest is planned this week at the Capitol in Lansing.

 

On Wednesday people will rally for what is being called  'Operation Haircut.' The event was organized by The Michigan Conservative Coalition. 

 

'Operation Haircut' was inspired by the Owosso barber, Karl Manke, who opened his shop despite the state's stay home order, and had his license suspended by the state.

 

'Operation Haircut' takes on one of the most needed personal services shut down by Governor Whitmer’s irrational and non-science based orders," According to a press release by MCC.

 

During 'Operation Haircut,' free haircuts will be given on the Capitol lawn from noon to 3 p.m. Organizers say those attending should still follow social distancing practices and wear a mask.

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COVID-19 Cases for May 14th

After averaging 400 positive cases of COVID-19 per day this week, cases over the last 24 hours nearly tripled. 

 

According to figures released this afternoon by state officials, there are 1,191 new cases of coronavirus. 

 

73 new COVID-19 deaths were also announced.  

 

In total, there are 49,582 cases and 4,787 deaths in Michigan. 

 

Here in the West Central Michigan area, Isabella County has 62 cases of COVID-19, Mecosta County has 17 cases, Montcalm County has 52 cases, Newaygo County has 39 cases and Osceola County has 9 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, May 14th. 

 

For a detailed look at the numbers CLICK HERE

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COVID-19 Cases for May 13th

The number of COVID-19 cases statewide continues to go in a positive direction as 370 daily confirmed cases were announced by state health officials Wednesday, May 13th. 

 

State Health officials say there were 40 confirmed deaths connected to coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

 

In total, there have been 48,391  COVID-19 cases in the state and 4,417 deaths connected to the virus. 

 

In the West Central Michigan area, Isabella County has 61 cases, Mecosta County has 16 cases, Montcalm County has 52 cases, Newaygo county has 37 cases and Osceola County has 9 cases of COVID-19 as of May 13th. 

 

For a detailed look at state numbers, CLICK HERE 

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COVID-19 Cases for May 12th

Michigan is reporting 469 new cases of the coronavirus and 90 new COVID-19 deaths. The state now has 48,021 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 4,674 COVID-19 deaths.

 

Here in the West-Central Michigan area, Isabella County has 61 positive cases, Mecosta County has 16 cases, Montcalm County has 47 cases, Newaygo County has 36 cases and Osceola County has 9 cases. 

 

For a detailed look at the cases CLICK HERE 

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COVID-19 Cases for May 11th

The latest COVID-19 numbers statewide are continuting to trend in the right direction.

 

State officials revealed today that 33 additional residents have lost their battles against the coronavirus, while 414 tested positive for the virus.

 

Here in the West Central Michigan area, Isabella County has 62 cases, Mecosta County has 16 cases, Montcalm County has 46 cases Newaygo County has 35 cases and Osceola County has 9 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, May 11th.

 

For more culumlative data CLICK HERE and 

 

For more local data in the Department Heath Department #10 Juristiction CLICK HERE and HERE

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George W. Bush tweets COVID-19 message

Former President George W. Bush tweeted a a COVID-19 video message today Click here to see it. 

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DHD#10 Launches COVID-19 data dashboard


 

District Health Department #10 announces the launch of a COVID-19 Data Dashboard to our website where individuals can go to see the progression of the virus throughout our ten-county jurisdiction. Dashboard data includes confirmed cases, probable cases and deaths by county, age range, gender, and zip code. Also displayed are total recoveries, contact tracing, and two charts showing total counts by date and cumulative counts by date.

 

“As we begin the sixth week since the announcement of our first COVID-19 case, DHD#10 has worked very hard to gather the data that will show a true picture of the impact of COVID-19 in each county we serve,” said Jeannine Taylor, Public Information Officer for DHD#10. “The public has been asking for this information and it took us a while to get it to a point where we felt it was sufficient and accurate enough to release.”

 

District Health Department #10 is the largest geographic local public health department in the state, covering ten counties and approximately 64 zip codes. Developing the processes for pulling and analyzing the data took time primarily because of the sheer size of the jurisdiction. The data is pulled from the Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS) and the Outbreak Management System (OMS) daily in the afternoon to coincide with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services timeline for releasing data. The data covers only individuals who reside in a county served by DHD#10, including Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, and Wexford.

 

As data evolves by the minute in real time, it is important to keep in mind that DHD#10’s data dashboard is just a snapshot of the numbers based on a moment in time. At any given time, the actual numbers may be different, and may not match what the state is displaying due to the timing of when the numbers are pulled from MDSS and OMS. It is also important to understand that, while several hospital systems have data dashboards on their websites, their numbers may include individuals that do not reside in one of the counties served by DHD#10, thus may not match DHD#10’s numbers.

 

DHD#10’s data dashboard can be found at www.dhd10.org/coronavirus.

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COVID-19 recoveries triple over last week to 8,300

The number of Michiganders who have died as a result of the coronavirus has topped 3,300.

 

The state Health Department reported 230 new deaths over the weekend as the number of confirmed cases grew to 37,778.

 

Nearly half of the cases and deaths are in Detroit and Wayne County.

 

Health officials also announced over the weekend that the number of people who have recovered from the virus nearly tripled in the past week to more than 8,300.  Those are people who have been cleared of the disease for 30 days.

 

Here in the West-Central Michigan area, Isabella County has 55 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Mecosta County has 14 cases, Montcalm County has 32 cases, Newaygo County has 15 cases and Osceola County has 8 cases of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 cases up to 32,967; death toll at 2,700

The coronavirus has now taken 2,700 lives in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 232 more deaths confirmed since the previous report — the highest daily death toll since the pandemic began.

 

The infection count also continues to climb.

 

The health department says 967 more people have tested positive — a little bit bigger of a jump than over the last few days — which brings the statewide total during the pandemic to 32,967 confirmed cases.

 

Here in the West-Central Michigan area, Isabella County has 53 COVID-19 cases; up one from the day prior, Mecosta County has 14 cases also up one from yesterday, Montcalm County still has 26 cases, three more people tested positive in Newaygo County bringing its total to 10 cases and Osceola County has 8 cases of COVID-19.

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Spectrum Health answers questions about COVID-19 and the heart

New research has determined that the novel coronavirus COVID-19 can do alarming damage to the heart. In fact, one out of five patients with COVID-19 experience heart damage, according to a study published in March in JAMA
Cardiology.


People already diagnosed and suffering from heart disease have increased concerns about their risk, in light of the current health crisis.


David Wohns, MD, division chief, cardiology, Spectrum Health, has answered several of the most
commonly asked questions.


Should people with heart disease be particularly concerned about COVID-19 and, if so, why?
We know COVIID-19 is primarily a respiratory illness that spreads from person-to-person in a
highly contagious manner and impacts individuals in different ways. For people with underlying
heart conditions, the infection can be more serious with a greater chance of hospitalization and
even death. This is especially true for those over 65 years of age with coronary disease or
hypertension. These individuals are both more likely to become infected and more likely to
develop severe symptoms. While we know everyone needs to follow precautions during this
pandemic, it is especially important for these individuals to strictly follow recommendations for
social distancing, hand washing, staying at home and avoiding gatherings. They should also seek
medical treatment immediately when experiencing concerning symptoms such as shortness of
breath.


What recommendations do you have for your heart patients? Any special precautions?
The basic guidelines are the foundation of prevention. Patients with cardiovascular disease
should make sure they are current with available vaccinations, including the pneumococcal
vaccine. We agree with the CDC which recommends wearing cloth face coverings in any public
setting. This includes all outings, whether to the grocery store or the pharmacy.


When should a patient reach out to their provider for help?
This is an important question as we are seeing a dramatic drop internationally in the number of
patients with heart attacks or other cardiovascular conditions. We are very worried people are
staying home or not seeking attention for a variety of reasons. It may be that people are

concerned about going to a hospital. However, not getting prompt, proper treatment can result in
long term consequences or even death. One of the hallmark symptoms of COVID-19 is shortness
of breath, which is also a symptom of heart disease.


My recommendation is that any person with prior heart disease or at risk of heart disease who is
experiencing chest symptoms or shortness of breath reach out to their primary care physician or
cardiovascular provider for guidance as soon as possible.


How or when is telehealth the right option?
Always call 911 if your symptoms are serious. However, teleheath, such as Spectrum Health
Now, is an excellent option for heart patients not experiencing a need for immediate critical care.
Telehealth is an easy and effective way to receive an evaluation from the comfort and safety of
your own home.


What is the risk of avoiding or delaying potential treatment?
The risk to patients avoiding or delaying potential treatment for heart issues can be significant
and even life threatening. The risk of delayed treatment for a heart attack is the most serious.
Heart attacks are life-threatening events and early treatment with stents not only saves lives but
reduces the amount of permanent damage to the heart. We have a saying that “time is muscle”
when it comes to early treatment of heart attacks. We want to ensure our patients in this COVID-
19 period do not misinterpret heart symptoms as something else. If you have any questions, I
strongly urge you to call your primary care physician or heart specialist right away.


More information about COVID-19 is posted on the Spectrum Health website.

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Latest COVID-19 numbers in Michigan

Michigan went past the 20-thousand mark for confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday.

 

However, it was the smallest increase in cases in more than a week.

 

The state Health Department also reported 114 more deaths, bringing the statewide total to 959.

 

Nearly half of the confirmed cases are in Wayne County, including the city of Detroit.

 

Here in the West-Central Michigan area, Isabella County has 22 confirmed cases, Mecosta County has 8 confirmed cases, Montcalm County has confirmed 18, Newaygo County has confirmed 3 and Osceola County has three confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Coronavirus continues to spread in Michigan

The coronavirus pandemic continues to grow in Michigan.

 

State officials report 15,718 confirmed cases as of Sunday afternoon, with now nearly 620 people killed by the COVID-19 disease.

 

Detroit continues to be the most affected area with nearly 5,000 cases alone.

 

In the West-Central Michigan area, Isabella County has 12 cases, Mecosta County has 6 cases, Montcalm County has 14 cases, Newaygo County has 2 cases and Osceola County has three confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Positive COVID-19 cases nearing 10,000 in Michigan

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Michigan is nearing the ten-thousand mark.

 

New statistics from the state health department shows there were 78 more deaths bring the total to 337.

 

Most of the cases continue to be in the Metro Detroit area.

 

In the West-Central Michigan area, both Newaygo and Mecosta Counties have 3 positive COVID-19 cases each; while Isabella and Montcalm Counties have seven and ten cases respectively.

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Gov. Whitmer signs order restricting non-essential veterinary visits

First it was non-essential procedures for humans and now Governor's Whitmer's latest executive order places temporary restrictions on non-essential veterinary procedures during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

The order takes effect today, and encourages veterinarians and veterinary technicians to practice tele-medicine as much as possible with pet owners.

 

Governor Whitmer says while there is no evidence that pets can transmit COVID-19, the step is being taken to further "social distancing."

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DHD#10: Positive case of COVID-19 reported in Mecosta Co.

District Health Department #10 reports the first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in a Mecosta County resident. DHD#10 is working quickly to investigate this case and to determine if there were any close contacts to this individual.

 

DHD#10 reminds everyone that it is critical that we protect each other, support each other, and work together to slow the spread of this disease. Strong community mitigation and prevention measures are already in place, and we urge residents to continue to follow recommendations:

 

  • Stay at home. Do not leave home except for essential tasks such as getting groceries or seeking medical care.
  • If you must go out, stay at least 6 feet away from others and avoid any gatherings.
  • Wash your hands often and well, especially after being away from home, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Do not touch your face or mouth, especially when away from home.
  • Check on others. Call your loved ones and neighbors who are most at risk and see how they are doing. If they require something essential, see how you can help.

 

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the state, we should assume that it is present in every community. While testing is ongoing, the state is requiring clinicians to follow new CDC guidance for prioritizing tests due to limits on testing supplies.

 

Please rely on official sources for information. DHD#10 continues to provide the latest information at www.dhd10.org. Michigan updates are available at www.michigan.gov/coronavirus, and national updates are at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

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Second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Newaygo County announced

District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) reports the second confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Newaygo County. The individual is not a resident of Newaygo County or of Michigan but is currently residing and recuperating in Newaygo County. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has designated this as an “out of state” case in Michigan. 

 

DHD#10 is investigating the case further to determine any other potential exposures to the individual.

 

“As COVID-19 spreads throughout our region, there is the possibility that individuals may have been exposed to the virus in public places,” said Kevin Hughes, DHD#10 Health Officer. “We urge our communities to work together, take all public health executive orders seriously, and stay home to stay safe and save lives.”

 

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people should wash their hands, stay home, avoid close contact with sick people, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and disinfect commonly touched surfaces.

 

COVID-19 symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

 

The Health Department and all local officials are relying on our community to work together to slow the potential spread of illness and refer to official sources of reliable information. For local updates, visit www.dhd#10.org. Trusted information can also be found at www.michigan.gov/coronavirus and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/.

 

Going forward, DHD#10 will only be notifying the media of the first two cases in each of the ten counties in our jurisdiction. We will post all additional cases on our website at www.dhd10.org. This marks the second COVID-19 case in Newaygo County, so all additional cases in Newaygo County will be posted on our website.

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Spectrum Heath accepting medical supply donations

Responding to the outpouring of community inquiries and offers of support, Spectrum Health is opening 14 drop-off donation sites for medical supplies beginning at noon on Tuesday, March 24. The locations and hours of operation are listed below.


While Spectrum Health continues to maintain a supply of masks and other personal protection
equipment for its patients and health care providers, we are working to stretch our supply and
turning to the community because we anticipate the need will continue to grow.


The following items will be accepted at the donation sites:

  • N95 Masks
  • Isolation masks (adult/child)
  •  Masks with face shield/visor
  • Handmade or sewn reusable masks
  •  Face shields
  • Goggles/safety glasses
  •  Bouffant caps
  •  Extended extra protection gloves – all sizes
  •  Isolation gowns
  •  Bleach wipes
  •  Swabs (flexible mini-tip)
  •  Pocket-sized sanitizer
  •  Thermometers (digital, disposable, temporal)

Traveling to drop-off sites to donate medical supplies does not violate Michigan’s statewide stay-
at-home order, which allows for an exception to the order for providing necessities to “individuals
who need assistance as a result of this emergency”. To reduce the risk of exposure for all, we
ask donors to place donations in the bins provided at each location while maintaining a distance
of at least six feet from others. More information is available here.


Spectrum Health is not currently accepting donations of 3D printed items, other medical
equipment, medications or blankets. If you have a large donation requiring special arrangements
or a question about a donation, please email our supply chain team at
covid19supplies@spectrumhealth.org.

 

Protective Gear and Supplies Specifications

PRODUCT/CATEGORY SPECIFICATIONS
N95 Masks/Surgical Masks
  • Latex free
  • NIOSH-certified (or NIOSH-equivalent certification if manufactured outside of the U.S.)
Goggles
  • Must have D3 marking to be compliant with ANSI for chemicals
  • Latex free
Gloves
  • ASTM
  • Nitrile, latex free
  • Length: 220mm – 230 mm
Face shields
  • TBD
Procedural Masks/Isolation Masks
  • 3-layer fabric
  • Filtration efficiency >95%
  • One size fits most
  • We are accepting your generous offers to hand-make protective masks. Please follow the instructions in this informative video to ensure safety and quality.
Isolation & Surgical Gowns
  • Moderate to high barrier protection
  • ANSI/AAMI PB70 Level 3 or 4
  • Minimal or low levels of barrier protections
  • ANSI/AAMI PB70 Level 1 or 2
Swabs
  • 3mL (or 1mL)
  • Flexible mini-tip
  • Plastic tubing
  • Can’t accept wooden/tube/stick
 

 

Please do not drop off items if you are sick or have been around individuals with a fever or cough.

 

City Facility              Dates/Times Address
Big Rapids Spectrum Health Big Rapids Family Medicine Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
650 Linden St, Suite 1
Big Rapids, MI 49307  
Cutlerville Spectrum Health South Pavilion Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
80 68th St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49548  
Fremont Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Multispecialty Clinic   Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
230 W. Oak Street Fremont, MI 49412  
Georgetown Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine   Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
3152 Port Sheldon St Ste C, Hudsonville, MI 49426  
Grand Haven Health Pointe?   Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
15100 Whittaker Way, Grand Haven, MI 49417  
Grand Rapids Spectrum Health Integrated Care Campus – East Beltline   Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
2750 E. Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525  
Grand Rapids Spectrum Health Medical Group Lake Drive   Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.  
4100 Lake Dr SE Grand Rapids MI 49546  
Greenville Greenville Family Medicine Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
1202 W Oak St Suite 200, Greenville, MI 48838
Hastings Spectrum Health Pennock State Street Center Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
1108 W State St. Hastings, MI 49058  
Holland Spectrum Health Integrated Care Campus – Holland   Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
588 E. Lakewood Boulevard, Holland, MI 49424  
Ionia Spectrum Health Integrated Care Campus – Ionia?   Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
2776 S. State Road, Ionia, MI 48846  
Ludington Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Family Medicine   Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
922 Lawndale St Ludington MI 49431  
North Muskegon Spectrum Health Integrated Care Campus – North Muskegon?   Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
2009 Holton Road, Muskegon, MI 49445  
Rockford Spectrum Health Integrated Care Campus – Rockford   Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

8501 Meadow Creek Drive, Rockford, MI 49341  

 

 

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DHD#10: Positive case of COVID-19 reported in Newaygo Co.

District Health Department #10 reports the first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in a Newaygo County resident. 

 

DHD#10 is working quickly to investigate this case and to determine if there were any exposures to this individual.

 

“We ask that individuals 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.”

 

COVID-19 symptoms may appear in as little as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people should wash their hands, stay home when sick, avoid close contact with sick people, and disinfect commonly touched surfaces.

 

Individuals who have been tested and are waiting on results should stay at home until they receive their results.

 

If you are experiencing these symptoms and suspect you may have COVID-19 or were exposed to someone with the virus, please contact your medical provider for further assistance.

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First confirmed COVID-19 case in Wexford Co. according to DHD #10

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) informed District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) is reporting the first positive case of COVID-19 in our jurisdiction. Results for a resident of Wexford County with a history of domestic travel have come back positive.

 

DHD#10 is working quickly to investigate this case and will be working closely with the individual to identify if there were any exposures.

 

“We hope for the speedy recovery of our resident” stated DHD#10 Medical Director, Dr. Jennifer Morse. “DHD#10 is relying on our communities to work together, be vigilant, and take the necessary precautions to slow the potential spread of illness. We encourage the public to avoid panic and turn to reputable sources for information. We continue to recommend prevention strategies to reduce the spread of germs and protect everyone’s health.”

 

 

Sources for updated information are www.dhd10.orgwww.michigan.gov/coronavirus, and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus 
 

Prevention

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is available in EnglishChinese, and Spanish.

  • Clean your hands often. Scrub with soap for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if you cannot wash.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care. Call ahead before going to your healthcare provider. Learn what to do if you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Immediately wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

 

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. View additional prevention steps from CDC for people at higher risk. Consult with your health care provider for more steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

 

Patients with confirmed infection have reported mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pneumonia

 

If you are experiencing these symptoms and suspect you may have COVID-19 or were exposed to someone with the virus, please contact your medical provider for further assistance.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently announced the launch of a statewide hotline to respond to health-related questions about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) The hotline will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136. You can also send questions to info@dhd10.org.

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District Heath Department #10 Update for COVID-19 Testing & Monitoring 3/19/20

The District Health Department reported on Thursday that NO cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in Mecosta County or any of the counties in their jurisdiction that includes: Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, and Wexford Counties.

 

AS OF 3/19/2020 at 3:30 PM: 

  • 0 positive COVID-19 cases
  • 14 negative COVID-19 test results
  • 113 pending tests ?

If you suspect you are ill with COVID-19, contact your medical provider for assessment.

Prevention Methods:

  • Clean hands often. Scrub with soap for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw tissue away and wash hands immediately.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

District Health Department #10 is monitoring the situation closely with the state and healthcare providers. We are prepared to respond should a potential case come to any county within our jurisdiction. 

Questions?  email us at info@dhd10.org or call the state hotline at: 1-888-535-6136

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District Health Dept. #10 warns residents of Coronavirus scams

District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) is urging residents to be aware of scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic happening throughout the country. Scammers are attempting to sell fake products and are calling individuals posing as health officials and providing false information on testing and treatments.

 

DHD#10 received reports of a woman calling individuals and identifying herself as a nurse. She claims that the individual has a positive COVID-19 test and is asking for credit card information so that an antibiotic can be sent for treatment.

 

“It is important for the public to know that DHD#10 would never ask for a credit card or financial information like this, especially with regard to COVID-19,” stated Jeannine Taylor, Public Information Officer for DHD#10. “The scary thing is, some of these scammers actually have personal information about the person they are calling so it makes them more believable. We urge everyone to be very cautious when they answer calls, emails, and social media messages. As a general rule, do not give out personal information unless you know who you are talking to is who they claim to be.”

If an individual believes they are the target of a scam, they may file a scam complaint with the Attorney General’s office. The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection webpage is available as a resource as well as the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Team at 877-765-8388.

 

As of Thursday morning, DHD#10 has not received word of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the jurisdiction. However, with increased testing and cases reported in neighboring areas, it is expected that community transmission of the virus will occur.

    

DHD#10 staff are working constantly to monitor this evolving situation and will continue to provide new information to the community as things change. More information can be found at www.dhd10.orgwww.michigan.gov/coronavirus, or www.cdc.com/coronavirus

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District Heath Department #10 Update for COVID-19 Testing & Monitoring 3/18/20

The District Health Department reported on Wednesday that NO cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in Mecosta County or any of the counties in their jurisdiction that includes: Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, and Wexford Counties.

 

AS OF 3/18/2020: 

  • 0 positive COVID-19 cases
  • 4 negative COVID-19 test results
  • 7 determined not a COVID-19 case
  • 97 pending tests
  • 80 confirmed cases in Michigan

If you suspect you are ill with COVID-19, contact your medical provider for assessment.

Prevention Methods:

  • Clean hands often. Scrub with soap for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw tissue away and wash hands immediately.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

District Health Department #10 is monitoring the situation closely with the state and healthcare providers. We are prepared to respond should a potential case come to any county within our jurisdiction. 

Questions?  email us at info@dhd10.org or call the state hotline at: 1-888-535-6136

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