[VIDEO] A man in his 50s has been added to the list of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Mason County. Mason County Public Health was notified Tuesday, April 7, 2020 of the additional positive test which brings the total to 17 positive cases of COVID-19 in the County. Mason County Public Health is conducting contact interviews at this time. The patient is currently isolating at home.
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. Dave Windom, Director of Mason County Community Services, discussed why location data is not being released during Tuesday morning’s Mason County Commission meeting.
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.
Case information on the 17 positive individuals is as follows:
There have been 502 people tested so far. Of the 17 positive cases, only one is hospitalized outside Mason County.