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109 tested for virus in Delta County

ESCANABA — Delta County had seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, according to county officials.

Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties was aware of 109 specimens from Delta County that had been submitted for coronavirus testing by 11:06 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7. Seven of these specimens tested positive for COVID-19, 82 tested negative, specimens had been submitted from two probable patients, and test results for the remaining 18 specimens were pending.

As some commercial and private labs are now capable of testing for coronavirus, more Delta County residents may have pending tests than the county is aware of. Any providers using a private lab for coronavirus tests were encouraged to submit information to Public Health.

Test results for specimens from Delta County are being processed continually. Because of this, the numbers of cases listed could change at any time.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems are among those particularly susceptible to more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover.

For more information on COVID-19, visit the websites www.michigan.gov/coronavirus or www.deltacountymi.org.

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