Health Dept Briefing, Friday Mar 30th

Written by on March 27, 2020


There are three new cases of Coronavirus reported in Genesee County. This brings the total number of infections to 7.
Public Health Director Paul Pettit issued his daily briefing late this afternoon

Of the the new cases, Pettit said none of those people were under any type of quarantine and are not related. He believes the exposure is what officials call, community spread – not spread within the home.
Pettit said of those people who have respiratory symptoms and have been tested for COVID-19 are negative for the disease. He said this is indicative that other respiratory illness, such as the flu, are still around

PHOTO: Paul Pettit

UMMC President Dan Ireland said that COVID-19 testing is being done at the tent facility set-up in the hospital parking lot but there is no guarantee you will get a test just by showing up

PHOTO: Dan Ireland

WBTA is planning another one-hour special, COVID-19, A Local View, for this Monday afternoon at one o’clock.
We will be taking your phoned in questions for a panel of experts including two doctors from UMMC, officials from the county health department and Emergency Management Office.

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