Coldwater, MI – The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency (BHSJCHA) is reporting updated information on case counts in the tri-county area. The number of positive cases in the 3-county jurisdiction as of 3 pm today includes 10 cases in St. Joseph County, 43 cases in Hillsdale County, 13 cases in Branch County and 30 at Lakeland Correctional Facility in Branch County.
Total cases statewide, from data compiled by MDHHS at 10 a.m. this morning and released at 3 pm today, are 15,718 with 617 deaths attributed to COVID-19. BHSJCHA remains committed to thorough investigation and communication with all individuals affected by COVID-19. The staff at BHSJCHA adhere to the MDHHS guidelines for testing and follow best practices for contact tracing and strictly adhere to patient privacy as required by HIPAA.
“Today is a beautiful spring day and it was perfect for getting outside to breathe the fresh air, go for a walk, take a bike ride, or work in the yard; so this seems like a good time to remind everyone to keep safe by avoiding congregating with others,” says Rebecca Burns, Health Officer. “An important way to stop transmitting this virus is to stay home and away from people that don’t live with you.”