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Uptick of COVID cases in Newaygo County blamed on family get-togethers

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Posted at 7:34 AM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 07:34:58-04

NEWAYGO, Mich. — Newaygo County now has 106 confirmed COVID-19 cases, which is an increase of 64 cases in the last 14 days, reports Newaygo County Emergency Services.

The increase is blamed on “families getting together where asymptomatic individuals unknowingly spread the virus to family members and then to coworkers,” according to District Health Department #10, which covers 10 counties in Michigan, including Newaygo.

“Unfortunately, many individuals have chosen not to adhere to the Executive Order to stay home or to social distance and mask while in public, which has resulted in increases in COVID-19 infections,” the DHD10 in a release.

Typically, the department tests about 58 people a day, and 5.1 percent of them come up positive.

The county has 23 people who have recovered, which is defined as a person who has contracted the virus and is alive 30 days later. There are 83 active cases in Newaygo County.

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