Rise of coronavirus in nursing homes has Muskegon County probing possible reinfections

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – A concerning uptick in coronavirus cases among nursing homes is under investigation by Muskegon County health officials, who are exploring whether there may be some reinfections.



a person standing in front of a building talking on a cell phone: A concerning uptick in coronavirus cases among nursing homes is under investigation by Muskegon County health officials, who are exploring whether there may be some reinfections. In this file photo, residents of Metron of Cedar Springs nursing home wave to members of City Impact, a faith-based organization from Cedar Springs, who paid them a visit in March.


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A concerning uptick in coronavirus cases among nursing homes is under investigation by Muskegon County health officials, who are exploring whether there may be some reinfections. In this file photo, residents of Metron of Cedar Springs nursing home wave to members of City Impact, a faith-based organization from Cedar Springs, who paid them a visit in March.

That’s according to Kathy Moore, director of Public Health-Muskegon County, who said she’s concerned about the continuing growth in new COVID-19 cases.

There is one known case of COVID-19 reinfection in the county, in which the two episodes of illness were about four months apart, Moore said.

Muskegon County statistics show a surge of

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