COVID cases continue to rise in Marquette County

Current situation may cause delay in communication

MARQUETTE — COVID-19 cases continue to be on the upswing in Marquette County, the Marquette County Health Department announced Monday.

“Marquette County continues to see an increase in daily positive COVID-19 cases,” health officials said in a news release. “As was the situation in previous stages, the Marquette County Health Department has reached its capacity to respond to every positive case on the day that it is received. Contact tracing continues to be an integral part of COVID-19 mitigation and MCHD has sought assistance to complete case investigations.”

Marquette County added 156 cases of COVID-19 from the period of Sept. 1 to Sept. 10, according to state’s COVID-19 reporting dashboard. One-hundred thirty-three of those cases are confirmed positives, with the remaining 23 listed as probable.

MCHD says that those who test positive for COVID-19 may be contacted in three ways, and is also advising county residents who test positive of quarantine procedures.

“Individuals with COVID-19 positive results may be contacted one of three ways; directly by a MCHD nurse, through text/message/email sent by Patient Education Genius, or by a contact tracer working with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services,” officials said. “Participation in case investigation allows us to identify and address potential outbreaks early which helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

“In the event that there is a delay in communication, COVID-19 positive individuals should remember to isolate for 10 days, either from symptom onset or the day the positive test was taken if asymptomatic. Identify and notify any close contacts that were made 48 hours prior to symptoms starting or the day of the test. Instruct those close contacts to monitor their symptoms and quarantine for 10 days if not vaccinated.”

MCHD continues to urge county residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccine appointments can be scheduled through MCHD by calling 906-475-7844.

For the latest statewide COVID-19 data and information, visit www.Michigan.gov/coronavirus. For information on COVID-19 vaccinations or to find a vaccine clinic near you, visit www.Michigan.gov/ covidvaccine or call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


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