Huron and Tuscola see increase in COVID cases

Huron County officials report due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the state and the news of possible exposure to the virus in Huron County businesses, testing has increased.

Health department officials for both counties say there was an increase of cases over the last few weeks.

Officials say testing supplies are beginning to get harder to come by, due to the increase of numbers of people tested.

Anyone who lives in a rural county can be tested with or without symptoms and can take part in one of the drive through clinics or through a clinic.

In Huron County, testing is done at the Bay Great Lakes Health Care Center parking lot in Bad Axe, on 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.

In Tuscola County, testing is only done on Thursdays 8 to 11 a.m. in the Tuscola Health Department’s parking lot.

As of July 22, Tuscola County Health Department reported a total of 242 confirmed cases, 16 probable cases, and 27 deaths. In the past seven days Huron County had 8 additional positive cases.

In Huron County, there have been 19 positive cases this week and jumped up 34 positive cases the past two weeks.

Huron County has now had 94 confirmed cases, 14 probable cases.

Statewide, there have been more than 75,000 cases of COVID-19 and over 6,100 deaths.

From July 1 to July 22, there have been 11,369 confirmed cases of the virus statewide, with no signs of slowing down.