14 coronavirus cases linked to Livingston County church – MLive.com

BRIGHTON, MI — More than a dozen individuals who attended services at Brighton Assembly of God have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Livingston County health officials.

Fourteen individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 reported attending services at Brighton Assembly of God on Oct. 4, Oct. 7 and Oct. 11, a release from the Livingston County Health Department said. The positive cases are residents of Livingston, Oakland and Washtenaw counties, the release said.

Those who attended services on those dates are at an increased risk for contracting COVID-19, as well as people who participated in church-related events or social activities, according to the release. The Livingston County Health Department recommends COVID-19 testing for all individuals who attend the church, even if they are asymptomatic.

Anyone with symptoms is encouraged to contact their primary care physician for guidance, the release said.

There are 1,461 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Livingston County residents with 277 probable cases, 126 hospitalizations and 32 deaths, according to data from the health department.

Coronavirus cases are on the rise across Michigan. The state’s seven-day average is now 1,429 new cases a day compared to an average of 968 a week ago.

LCHD continues to urge residents to take precautions to protect themselves and prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

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