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Chippewa County reports third confirmed case of COVID-19

Chippewa County Health Department will not be disclosing any information about the individual
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CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MICH. - Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD) was notified a resident of Chippewa County had a confirmed positive test for COVID-19. Further positive cases will not be reported. County statistics are posted daily after 3 p.m. online.

The Health Department is following current CDC guidance regarding case investigation and will follow-up with anyone who has been identified as a close contact. They will be assessed for symptoms and monitored appropriately. CCHD will not be disclosing additional information about the individual.

People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to safely recover at home. Seek medical care if your symptoms worsen by calling ahead to your provider. 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. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people should wash their hands properly, avoid close contact with sick people, and disinfect commonly touched surfaces.

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. CCHD urges our community to follow “Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders and social distancing.

MDHHS has established a statewide hotline for the public to ask health related questions at 1-888-535-6136 (operational 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week). For regular Chippewa County updates, follow the Chippewa County Health Department here or on Facebook @chippewacountyhealth.