Berrien County Michigan is reporting an additional three cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to five.
Only one of the three newly reported cases is related to the March 8th concert at Andrews University. That case is a man over 60 who did not go to the concert, his wife did. She is one of the original two cases reported Saturday. The couple is recovering at home.
The other two cases are also men over age 60. One is self-isolating at home, the other is being treated at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joe.
In a statement Berrien County Health Officer Nikki Britten says “Based on the increase of COVID-19 cases across the region, residents can assume that there is a possibility the virus may be present when they are in public places in the community,”
Britten says everyone should be observing social distancing measures and following executive orders. She says the goal remains to slow the spread.
Anyone showing symptoms; cough, fever and shortness of breath, should call their doctor or their county health department.
Michigan cases numbers are updated daily at 2 p.m. here. That count does not reflect the current number in Berrien County as of 10 a.m. Monday March 23.