Health dept.: No confirmed coronavirus cases in Lake
29 people tested for coronavirus as of Sunday — seven negative, 22 pending
CADILLAC — District Health Department No. 10 reported Sunday the most current numbers within its 10-county jurisdiction for testing and monitoring of coronavirus (COVID-19), including Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, and Wexford Counties.
As of Sunday:
• 34 people had been assessed for COVID-19 from medical providers
• Five ruled out for COVID-19 testing due to flu or other conditions
• 29 tested for COVID-19
• Seven results negative
• 22 results pending at the state lab
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is available in English, Chinese, 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.
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 email@example.com.