Additional new cases of novel coronavirus continue to be confirmed across various Northern Michigan areas.
According to the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, three new confirmed cases of the illness were reported Tuesday including two in Emmet County and one in Otsego County.
With the additional cases, the health department now has a total of 493 confirmed cases of COVID-19 including 63 in Antrim County, 102 in Charlevoix County, 161 in Emmet County and 167 in Otsego County.
“We are still in the midst of a global pandemic,” said Lisa Peacock, health officer with the health department. “The best steps each of us can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are to wear a facemask in public, avoid large gatherings of people, stay 6 feet away from others outside your household and wash your hands often.”
“COVID-19 is dispersed through respiratory droplets and these safety measures prevent the spread