On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Mason County Public Health reported another COVID-19 related death in the County bringing the number of deaths attributed to the coronavirus to ten. Of the deceased, six were men and four were women. Five were in the 60 to 79 age group. Four were over 80. And one was between 40 and 59. Mason County health officials also reported two new cases of COVID-19 in the County on Wednesday and said the number of active cases is now 53 with two people hospitalized.
The October 28th, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. news release says: “Since the last release (10/26/20), Mason County Public Health was notified of Two (2) additional Mason County resident that tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to Five Hundred Sixty-Five (565) positive cases in Mason County. We have unfortunately been notified of an additional COVID-19 related death of a Mason County Resident. Our thoughts are with the family during this time.”
MasonWebTV Powered by HCC asked Health Officials to explain how an active case becomes inactive.
A positive case becomes inactive when they have no signs and symptoms for 72 hours and they have completed there 10 day Isolation period.
If a person is still experiencing signs and symptoms following the isolation period, they are still considered active until they are no longer experiencing them for 72 hours.
If they have no signs and symptoms but have not completed there 10 day isolation period they are still active.
Isolation is applied to a Positive COVID-19 Case. Isolation is a total of 10 days from the day their signs and symptoms started.
Quarantine is applied to a Direct Contact of a Positive Case. Quarantine is 14 days, starting the last time the person was in direct contact with the positive case.