Midland adds 41 cases Saturday

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Midland County recorded 41 new positive coronavirus cases Saturday. Midland County’s pandemic total stands at 998 confirmed cases, 181 probable cases and 14 deaths.

In Saturday’s report, there were two deaths in Bay County, which is part of the five-county region, which includes Midland, Bay, Gladwin and Isabella counties, that the Daily News has been chronicling since the start of the pandemic.

Saturday, Oct. 31 daily numbers

Bay County: 74 cases and two deaths were added; pandemic total stands at 1,479 cases, 123 probable, 65 deaths.

Gladwin County: Six cases were added; pandemic total stands at 209 cases, 31 probable, two deaths.

Isabella County: 20 cases were added; pandemic total stands at 1,023 cases, 117 probable, 15 deaths.

Saginaw County: 88 cases were added; pandemic total stands at 3,971 cases, 259 probable, 152 deaths and five probable deaths.



The state on Saturday added 3,792 new cases and 31 deaths; the death count included 20 death identified during a vital records review. Overall, Michigan is at 178,180 cases and 7,340 deaths.


More Information

Recommendations for public

• Socially distance at least 6 feet from non-household members.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

• Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

• Wear face coverings in public.

• Stay home when sick.

• Covering coughs and sneezes.

• Throw used tissues in the trash right after use.

• Routinely clean frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning wipe or spray.

Where to get help

If you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your health care provider for medical advice. If he/she isn’t available, call MidMichigan Urgent Care in Midland at 989-633-1350 or MidMichigan Medical Center’s Emergency Department in Midland at 989-839-3100.

MidMichigan Health has a COVID-19 informational hotline with a reminder of CDC guidelines and recommendations. The hotline can be reached toll-free at 800-445-7356 or 989-794-7600. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services also has a hotline number for Michigan residents for questions about COVID-19. The number is 1-888-535-6136 and is available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents can also e-mail COVID19@michigan.gov. E-mails will be answered seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

If you are feeling anxious, stressed, depressed and feel you need to talk to someone, reach out to Community Mental Health for Central Michigan by calling 800-317-0708.


Testing

The state report shows as of Oct. 31, Midland County has performed 18,889 diagnostic tests and 2,639 serology (antibodies) tests, totaling 21,528 tests. Gladwin County is listed as having administered 7,185 diagnostic tests and 372 serology (antibodies) tests, totaling 7,557 tests.


Midland County’s seven-day rolling positivity rate on Oct. 28 was listed at 7.3%, and categorized as B. Gladwin County was listed at 3.5% and categorized as A. The Saginaw region, which includes 12 counties, including Midland, Gladwin, Bay and Saginaw counties, was listed at 6.7% and A risk and Michigan at 7%, an A risk. (Low represents a positivity rate of less than 3%; A is 3 to 7%; B is 7 to 10%; C is 10 to 15%; D is 15 to 20% and E is greater than 20%)



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