Muskegon – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has notified Public Health – Muskegon County (PHMC) of an additional presumptive positive COVID-19 case in one Muskegon County resident. This is the second positive case in Muskegon County. The case is an adult female whose history includes domestic travel. Public Health – Muskegon County is contacting people who have been in close contact with the patient. They will be assessed for symptoms and monitored appropriately.

 “With the confirmation of COVID-19 in our region, there is the possibility that the virus may be present in public places.” said Kathy Moore, Muskegon County Health Officer. “It is critical for our community 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 muskegonhealth.net. Trusted information can also be found at www.michigan.gov/coronavirus and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/.

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