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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

CITY OF BATTLE CREEK MI GOVERNMENT: First COVID-19 case confirmed in Calhoun County

Local Government

By Press release submission | Mar 23, 2020

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City of Battle Creek MI Government issued the following announcement on March 21.

From the Calhoun County Public Health Department  -- 

Calhoun County’s first positive case for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was identified via testing through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

The positive case is an adult Calhoun County resident with travel history only inside of southwest Michigan. The patient is currently following all self-isolation guidance in their home and is in stable condition. The Calhoun County Public Health Department is reaching out to people who have been in close contact with the patient. They will be assessed for symptoms and monitored appropriately.

“At this time, I advise the public to continue seeking their information from reputable and trusted sources,” said Calhoun County Health Officer Eric Pessell. “Websites such as,, or are all reliable sources for updates. I urge our community to remember that knowledge can help us remain prepared and level-headed as we continue to navigate this ongoing and ever-changing situation.”

COVID-19 symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people are urged to follow the direction of their state and local health officials. People should wash their hands, stay home when sick, avoid close contact with sick people, and disinfect commonly touched surfaces.

Original source can be found here.

Source: City of Battle Creek MI Government



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