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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new coronavirus which can cause serious illness and death. There are currently outbreaks of COVID-19 in many communities worldwide, including in the United States, and in Michigan. 


Barry-Eaton District Data: 

Date: 9/24/2020

Positive Cases

Probable Cases

Recovered Cases

Active Cases

Deaths (+)

Under Monitoring

Eaton County

578

70*

520

48

10

127

Barry County

263

30*

235

24

4

139

 

NOTE: We update case data Monday through Friday.  For case counts over the weekend, you can visit the State of Michigan's data website

* Probable cases include individuals who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and an epidemiologic link to a confirmed case or a positive serology (antibody) test, but do not have a positive diagnostic laboratory test for COVID-19, and individuals with a positive serology (antibody) test for COVID-19 and an epidemiologic link to a confirmed case. BEDHD is reporting probable cases identified after April 5, 2020 to be consistent with the State. Data will be reflective of midday on the date listed. Data should be considered preliminary, and is subject to change based on case investigation. 

BEDHD's definition of recovered cases = persons with COVID-19 who are alive, and who have been released from isolation because their symptoms have improved, are fever-free, and sufficient time has passed since symptoms began.  

 

Barry-Eaton COVID-19 Interactive Data Dashboard (data on the dashboard may be slightly older compared to the case count data as it takes staff time to get detailed case data processed into the dashboard) If you are having trouble viewing the dashboard, please clear your browser cache and try reloading the page. Please note that totals now display as confirmed plus probable cases to be consistent with the reporting from the State of Michigan.

Link to the State of Michigan's Coronavirus Data 

https://mistartmap.info/  This dashboard displays COVID-19 data for each of the Michigan Economic Recovery Council's regions as well as at the county level, in terms of the epidemic spread in that area, and public health capacity.  It helps us understand the risk levels (from high to low risk) in each region. 

Weekly Data Reports

BEDHD publishes detailed data reports each week with charts displaying data on case numbers, rates over time, age, gender, and race disparities. Barry County reports are published on Mondays and Eaton County reports published on Tuesdays.  

Eaton County Data Report (9/22/20) 

Barry County Data Report (9/21/20)


Individuals and Families

Concerned that you may have COVID-19?

First, Find a testing site that meets your needs, and then read How Contact Tracing Works and Guidance For After You've Been Tested For COVID-19. Learn the basics on  Social Distancing, Self-Monitoring, Quarantine and Isolation Information, and we answer your questions about Medicaid and COVID-19- What's Covered.

Protecting your Family and Community:

Know what to do when you are Returning From Travel Guide. Our flyer COVID-19: Reduce Your Risk Flyer helps explain which situations are more or less risky.  Some helpful tips on CDC Guidance for Wearing and Removing Cloth Masks and how to safely enjoy Outdoor Recreation and Social Distancing.

Helping your family cope during the pandemic:

If you need mental health help, visit www.michigan.gov/staywell. During this unprecedented time, here are some helpful ideas about Talking to Children about COVID-19, and check out the Tri-County Wellness Checklist. WIC families should read this COVID-19 and WIC Families handout.


Complaints

For complaints regarding a business/organization that you are visiting that is not following Michigan's COVID-19 executive orders, please access this document and contact your local law enforcement agency at their non-emergency number. For complaints regarding restaurants, please e-mail covid19@bedhd.org or call Environmental Health at (517) 543-2430 or (269) 945-9516. For complaints regarding workplaces, contact MIOSHA at 1-855-SAFE-C19.

CDC COVID-19 Symptom Checker

The purpose of the Coronavirus Self-Checker is to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. This system is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of disease or other conditions, including COVID-19.

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Visit the CDC's website for general information about COVID-19 in the United States. Information about how to prevent getting sick, and what to do if you get sick can also be found on the CDC's website.

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Michigan specific information about COVID-19. Access the number of confirmed cases, and the latest Michigan news related to COVID-19

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If you think you might have COVID-19, call ahead before going to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms. This allows healthcare facilities to prepare for your arrival and prevent potential spread of COVID-19. If you meet testing criteria, you may be asked to self-quarantine (stay home) while waiting for your testing results. If your diagnosis is confirmed, you will be asked to isolate yourself to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
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If you have recently traveled to certain areas of the country or the world, you may asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread, ongoing community spread. If you are employed, speak with your employer about their plan for employees returning from domestic and international travel. Find more information about cruise ship travel, travel within the US, and returning from a high-risk country.

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How to prepare and take action for COVID-19.
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Healthcare providers can contact the Barry-Eaton District Health Department at 517-541-2641 for questions about COVID-19 testing.

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