The number of confirmed positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) reached 25 Saturday. Mason County Public Health was notified May 2, 2020 of one (1) additional resident who tested positive for COVID-19. This woman in her 40’s brings the total to 25 positive cases in the County. Mason County Public Health is continuing contact interviews. The patient is currently isolating at home.
There have been 1,110 tests performed on Mason County residents. Of the 25 positive cases, 19 reportedly are no longer symptomatic and have returned to their regular routine. One man in his 70’s, who was hospitalized outside Mason County, was the first county resident to die due to complications related to coronavirus.
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.