A new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) tests in a Mason County Resident was confirmed Monday in a man in his 70’s. Mason County Public Health was notified May 11, 2020 of the additional County resident who tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 29 positive cases of COVID-19 in Mason County. Mason County Public Health is continuing contact interviews and the patient is currently isolating at home.
According to a news release, 1,376 tests have been performed in the County. Of the 29 confirmed case, seven are active and none of them have been hospitalized. There has been one COVID-19 related death in Mason County.
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.