Mackinac County has first case of coronavirus

Mackinac County is the latest in the Upper Peninsula to have a COVID-19 case.

The person is an adult with a history of recent domestic travel, according to the Luce, Mackinac, Alger, Schoolcraft District Health Department.

The LMAS District Health Department was notified Monday of the positive COVID-19 case through Michigan Bureau of Laboratories. The individual has been hospitalized outside of the region, the department stated in a news release.

The department did not disclose additional information about the person.

The LMAS District Health Department will notify people identified as close contacts, who will be assessed and monitored for symptoms.

As of today, the Upper Peninsula had nine positive cases and one death from COVID-19, all reported since March 22. Chippewa, Mackinac, Delta, Houghton and Luce counties each have one case, while Marquette County has three who tested positive. The death was in Gogebic County.

While Dickinson County Healthcare Systems has had a positive test, the person was from Marinette County.

The number of coronavirus cases reported in Michigan reached 6,498 on Monday, an 18% increase, while deaths rose to 184 from 132. Detroit has roughly 28% of the cases and deaths.


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