Contact: Scott Turske, Communications Specialist
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2020
Update: April 8, 2020
Macomb County Reports First Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Case
The Macomb County Health Department this evening announced the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Macomb County. The diagnosed individual is a middle-aged adult male with a history of travel, and is currently hospitalized. The Health Department is working to identify individuals who may have come into close contact with the patient so they can take appropriate actions and monitor them for symptoms.
“This is a time for Macomb County residents to unite and help to prevent the spread of this virus,” said County Executive Mark A. Hackel. “We need to remain calm, and follow guidelines that have been established by public health professionals.”
“We are collaborating with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, local healthcare providers, and our community partners to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” said William Ridella, director/health officer of the Macomb County Health Department. “We encourage everyone to practice everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick and covering coughs and sneezes to safeguard ourselves, our families and our communities.”
For more information, visit www.macombgov.org/Covid19, or call the Macomb County Health Department COVID-19 Helpline at 586-463-3750. The Helpline is open 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Monday-Friday. If you need further assistance, contact the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hotline which is open seven days a week from 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. at 888-535-6136. You can also send an email to COVID19@michigan.gov for assistance.
About the Macomb County Health Department
In partnership with the communities we serve, the mission of the Macomb County Health Department is to protect the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Macomb County. We pursue our mission by providing a wide range of programs and services that are delivered by Environmental Health Services, Family Health Services, Community Health Planning and Promotion, and our Disease Prevention and Control program. For more information, visit: https://health.macombgov.org/Health-Home.
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