Over 160 county residents and 6 inmates test positive for COVID-19

The St. Clair County Health Department says there are now 162 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in St. Clair County. As of Thursday afternoon, 67 of those individuals have recovered and an additional county resident has died, bringing the total now to four deaths. Also on Thursday, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office announced that six inmates at the county jail have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The positive inmates have been isolated from general population at the jail. None of the infected inmates have yet to require hospitalization.

Across the region, Sanilac and Lapeer Counties also saw slight increases in the number of cases. There are 21 positive individuals in Sanilac County with two deaths attributed to the virus. Lapeer County has 77 cases and five deaths. The bulk of cases remains in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties accounting for about 79% of Michigan’s cases. Statewide there are 21,504 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Thursday afternoon. 1,076 Michigan residents have died as a result.