Lapeer reports two, St. Clair has ten

TRI-CITY AREA — On Wednesday, the Lapeer County Health Department reported their second second positive case of COVID-19. Like Lapeer County’s first confirmed case, the individual is identified as “an adult male who is currently hospitalized at an out-of-county facility.” The county’s first confirmed case was announced Tuesday afternoon.

As is their protocol, the Health Department said they are contacting people who have been in close contact with the patient and those persons will “be assessed for symptoms and monitored appropriately.”

On Wednesday, the St. Clair County Health Department announced two new cases of the virus, bringing their county total to ten. Among the new cases were a 52 year-old female and a 39 year-old male, both with no travel history. The male was hospitalized.
Lapeer County Health Department Director Kathy Haskins said that local officials are asking residents to not contact the Health Department or local media outlets to request more information about the confirmed cases.

“The virus is out in the community and throughout the state and country. Knowing more info on these two cases will not help you avoid places that others may have been who just haven’t been identified yet. The best protection you have is to follow the executive order and to stay home if able to do so,” Haskins stated.

She encouraged any residents who feel sick to utilize the Centers for Disease Control’s online ‘Self-Checker’ program that can help determine if symptoms are potentially COVID-19-related. It can be accessed at