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DHD4 confirms first case of coronavirus in Presque Isle County

ALPENA, Mich. — District Health Department Number Four is now reporting the first case of coronavirus in Presque Isle County.

The Health Department has quickly begun working with the adult female patient. She is now in isolation and recovering in an undisclosed residence.
Medical Director for DHD4, Josh Meyerson, says they are hoping the patient has a full recovery. He also says the area is experiencing evidence of community spread, and adhering to prevention strategies is more important than ever.

Meyerson reminds everyone to clean their hands often, avoid contact with others, stay home when you’re sick, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and disinfect frequently used surfaces.

The Department is advising everyone who has symptoms to act as if they do have the disease, even if they are not diagnosed. Also if you are venturing out to pick up critical supplies, please limit trips to one person in the household.