By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Published March 27, 2020
The first case of COVID-19 in Huron Township has been confirmed.
Authorities confirmed Friday there is one Huron resident who has the virus.
The Department of Public Safety and Supervisor David Glaab’s office released a joint release with information about the case.
At 1:18p.m. on March 23, the Huron Township Department of Public Safety and Huron Valley Ambulance responded to the 28000 block of Mineral Springs regarding a medical emergency where a 51-year-old man was showing symptoms of COVID-19.
The patient was then transported to a local hospital where he tested positive for COVID-19.
As of March 27 there are 3657 cases of COVID-19 reported in Michigan, with 92 deaths associated with the virus.
Wayne County is currently a hotbed in the state for confirmed cases of the virus.
On March 27, 735 cases and 14 deaths have been confirmed in the county.
The state updates the virus statitsics daily at 3 p.m. at michigan.gov/coronavirus
COVID-19 can be spread from an infected person to others through:
-The air by coughing and sneezing without covering your mouth and nose with your elbow
-Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
-Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your face, in particular, your mouth, nose or eyes.
Steps you take to prevent spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent the spread of COVID-19, which include:
-Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when coughing or sneezing
-Wash your hands frequently with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth4.
-If feeling ill, call your doctor immediately