A man in his 70s is the 16th Mason County resident to test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Mason County Public Health was notified Monday, April 6, 2020 of the additional positive test and reports that patient is currently hospitalized outside of the County. Public Health officials are conducting contact interviews at this time.
A news release says that 501 COVID-19 tests have been performed and of the 16 confirmed positive cases, none are hospitalized in Mason County. Positive test results will likely continue coming in daily and are located throughout Mason County.
Here is current case information:
Due to Mason County being a small community, location data of positive cases will not be released to reduce the possibility of patient identification and to protect personal health information. Identified positive cases are located throughout Mason County. To avoid exposure, continue to follow the guidance of washing hands frequently, stay home, unless essential to work and limit travel to only medical appointments, medication pick up, and once every 2-week grocery shopping needs. This will help limit your exposure possibilities. Mason County Public Health is asking that the public do their part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.