UPDATE: Saginaw County reports 2 positive COVID-19 cases

Saginaw County announces first positive case of coronavirus. (MGN Image)
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SAGINAW COUNTY (WJRT) - (03/22/20) - The Saginaw County Health Department says it was informed Saturday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services about its first positive COVID-19 case.

The patient was identified as a man in his sixties. No other details about travel history or specific locations he visited was available.

EDITED: In an afternoon update Sunday, the state of Michigan's data showed two cases of COVID-19 in Saginaw County. The second confirmed case is a woman in her 90s, who is hospitalized.

"The Health Department does not want the community to panic," said Dr. Delicia Pruitt. "Residents can assume there is a possibility the virus may be present when they are in public places in the community. If you feel well, you do not need to be tested. Testing will be determined based on risk assessment. Most people will recover at home without medical care."

She also says to isolate at home if you are sick and contact your health care provider by phone for guidance to help prevent any additional spread.

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