More COVID-19 Cases Detected In SW Michigan
By: Mike Stiles - Thursday, March 26, 2020

(UNDATED) – More cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Southwest Michigan since Wednesday afternoon.

The Michigan Department of Corrections says a second prisoner at the Lakeland Correctional Facility in Coldwater has tested positive for the coronavirus. No information has been released on the second individual. The first prisoner is being isolated from the rest of the population.

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency says two more cases of the coronavirus have been discovered in Hillsdale County. That makes five residents who have the virus. No information has been released on the two new cases.

The Cass County Health Department says they have their first case of COVID-19, but no other information has been released. The Calhoun County Health Department announced on their website that there are now 8 cases of coronavirus in the county, while Kalamazoo County has 10 cases.

To date, no cases of coronavirus have been detected in St. Joseph County.

Statewide, as of 2 PM Thursday, there are 2,856 cases of COVID-19, and 60 deaths.

Health officials remind everyone to wash your hands frequently with soap and water; disinfect commonly touched surfaces and practice social distancing to help slow down the spread of COVID-19.


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