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14 cases of coronavirus related to the church in Livingston County

BRIGHTON, MICHIGAN – More than a dozen people who attended worship services at the Brighton Church Assembly tested positive for COVID-19, according to Livingston County Health officials.

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

Those who attended services on those dates were at increased risk of becoming infected with COVID-1

9, as well as people who participated in church events or social activities, the statement said. Livingston County Department of Health recommends testing for COVID-19 for all people who attend church, even if they are asymptomatic.

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

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

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

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

  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover the cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with a simple spray or cleaning cloth at home.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the toilet; before meals; 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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