For November 23rd, 2020, Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting 167 new confirmed cases. This total includes 80 cases from Saturday, the 21st, 49 cases from Sunday the 22nd, and 38 new confirmed cases for Monday, the 23rd. Case counts also include 725 recovered, 18 deaths, and a total of 788 active cases.
There are no community exposures to report today.
Rising case counts across Grand Traverse County and the state of Michigan indicate widespread community transmission of COVID-19, necessitating a change in strategy regarding containment of the virus. Case investigators at the Grand Traverse County Health Department will prioritize outreach to
high-risk cases and settings going forward.
If you are a newly diagnosed/COVID 19+ tested case, please self-isolate. Additionally, notify any of your close contacts that they will need to quarantine for 14 days from their last contact with you, until contact tracing can be completed and to monitor for symptoms. If symptoms arise, get tested. If you have school-age children, they should stay home from school and all school related activities as part of their quarantine.
From November 20th through November 22nd, Grand Traverse County Health Department completed 27 case investigations for confirmed COVID-19 cases.
The following is information known at this time:
- All 27 cases are primary residents.
- 0-19 9
- 20-29 5
- 40-49 2
- 50-59 3
- 60-69 3
- 70-79 5
- Symptomatic: 19 Asymptomatic: 8
3 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
16 cases were known close contacts to other positive cases
Approximately 108 close contacts were identified, notified, and instructed to quarantine.
Case Investigations were also completed on 0 probable case (individuals who were close contacts of a positive COVID case who became symptomatic during their quarantine).
Case investigations are ongoing and focused on prioritization categories.