JACKSON, MICHIGAN (WLNS) – Covid-19 cases are on the rise. That’s the message from Jackson’s health experts.
“People are talking about you knowing the height of the Jackson County pandemic, which is actually happening right now. We are getting more cases now than in the spring, ”said Henry Ford Keteyan, vice president of public health at Henry Ford Health Systems.
Jackson County Health Department says the number of cases is increasing every day this week.
“The number of cases is constantly increasing, probably by 15 or 20 on average per day. We had one big hit for about 40 in one day, “said Rashmy Travis, a Jackson County health officer.
This is the largest one-day increase since the beginning of the pandemic.
“We see a community spreading. We are not able to identify it in a specific place or an event that necessarily happens, but simply the fact that the spread of the community continues to happen as a whole, “said Travis.
Courtland Keteyian helped start testing in Jackson. Now he is worried that people do not take the virus seriously.
“My concern is that people are really relaxed about precautions, so we were actually much better in March, April, May,”
This means wearing a mask and washing your hands for a long time. Experts say one thing that surprised them about the recent outbreaks was related to the symptoms of Covid-19.
“People will develop symptoms and say it’s nothing, and they’ll go on with their daily lives if you know a week, and it really was Covid,” Dr. Keteyian said.
That’s why doctors ask people if they develop any symptoms to contact their healthcare provider to help slow the spread of the community.