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Grand Traverse County Case COVID Report and Case Investigation Breakdown Sept. 25 – 27

The Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 since September 25th and one death, bringing the cumulative case total to 422, with 323 recovered and eight deaths, leaving 91 active cases. The latest death, a male in his 80s, was being cared for at Munson
Medical Center.

While conducting case investigations, the listed location, during the specified date and times was discovered to be a place of potential public exposure. Exposure sites not open to the public are contacted directly.

The Gym
Thursday, September 24 from 8 – 9 p.m.

If you were present at any of these locations during the listed time periods, you should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days since the possible exposure, particularly if you were not wearing a mask or maintaining 6 foot distance from others.

Symptoms include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, repeated shaking with chills, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.

Anyone that is self-monitoring, as a result, should keep away from the public, family, close contacts, and roommates as much as possible.

From September 25 through September 27 Grand Traverse County Health Department completed 4 case investigations of confirmed COVID-19 cases. The following is information known at this time:

  • All 4 cases are primary residents.
  • Ages:
    • 30-39 1
    • 50-59 1
    • 70-79 2
  • Symptomatic: 2 Asymptomatic: 2
  • 0 are linked to travel either into or out of the area as reported during the case investigation
  • 0 linked to large group gatherings or social events
  • 1 case was a known close contact with other positive cases
  • Approximately 5 close contacts were identified, notified, and instructed to quarantine.

Case Investigations were also completed on 0 probable cases (individuals who were close contacts of a positive COVID case who became symptomatic during their quarantine).