COVID-19 cases confirmed in Wexford and Clare counties; presumed cases in Emmet, Charlevoix and more
This story was updated at 7:47 p.m. on 03/22/20:
Northern Michigan reported 10 more presumed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend.
Grand Traverse: 1
Wexford and Clare counties announced cases of COVID-19 Friday, while officials in Emmet and Charlevoix counties said they have presumptive positive tests Saturday. Grand Traverse and Roscommon announced cases on Sunday.
Wexford county's health department — which is District Health Department #10 in Michigan — states online that it "now reports the first positive COVID-19 case in our jurisdiction in Wexford County. We are currently investigating this first case to determine any potential exposure. We will provide more information as we we receive it."
According to press releases from the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, there are also presumptive positive cases in Emmet and Charlevoix counties. The department says both patients are now isolated and recuperating. The presumptive positive case in Emmet county is a man who has no recent history of travel, while the Charlevoix case is a woman who has recently travelled internationally.
These could bring the total number of known cases of coronavirus in northern Michigan to six.
A Leelanau man was treated at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City and the other tested positive at Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord, according to Munson Healthcare.
As of Saturday morning, officials with Traverse City Tourism say Grand Traverse County has had 19 COVID tests come back negative, with 67 more pending.
IPR will update this story as more information becomes available.