Mason County now has 22 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). Mason County Public Health was notified Friday, April 17, 2020 that a man in his 70’s tested positive for COVID-19 increasing the total to 22 positive cases in the County. Mason County Public Health is continuing contact interviews. This patient is currently hospitalized outside of Mason County. There are now two county residents hospitalized in other counties. Specific information on where they are hospitalized has not been released.
Case information is as follows:
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.
Thursday, Mason County Health Officer Daniel Stein reported 10 of those who tested positive for coronavirus are no longer in isolation and their immediate families have finished their quarantine phase.
There have been 776 Mason County residents tested for coronavirus as of April 16, 2020.