Michigan church linked to at least 58 confirmed coronavirus cases

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GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (WLNS) — A church in Michigan is linked to at least 58 confirmed cases of coronavirus, NewsNation affiliate WLNS reported.

Liberty Church in Grand Ledge, Michigan is linked to at least 58 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the Barry Eaton County Health Department. The health department considers the outbreak to be ongoing.

WLNS reports of those 58 cases, five people were hospitalized, and four of them remain in the hospital.

According to department Public Information Officer Anne Barna, they believe there are likely more cases of coronavirus linked to the church, but many of the church members have refused to speak with health officials.

You can hear more of WLNS’ interview with Barna in the video above.

The majority of confirmed cases developed symptoms during the week of October 12th, though several people tested positive this week. Exposures likely occurred during Sunday worship and the mid-week youth group.

Barna tells WLNS, as for mask requirements, the church does recommend members wear them, but they do not require it. The church has sent a notice to its congregation and will remain closed until further notice.

WLNS contacted church leadership for comment, but so far they’ve not responded.

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