Butte County Public Health will now provide daily COVID-19 updates

Butte County Public Health is now giving daily updates on the coronavirus via social media.

Posted: Mar 17, 2020 5:00 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Butte County Public Health is now giving daily updates on the coronavirus via social media.

“Good afternoon Butte County, this is Andy Miller, I'm the Butte County Public Health Officer, and I'm here to give you kind of a COVID-19 check-in,” Miller said via Facebook.

In the video, Dr. Miller said that there are still no confirmed cases in Butte County. As of right now, 15 patients have tested negative for the virus that went through Butte County Public Health. 

"Tests that are ordered by someone's healthcare provider are sent directly to commercial labs, we do not necessarily get those results - unless they're positive," Miller said. 

CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE

Dr. Miller said that he has heard worries about test kits from the public - he clarified the situation in the video.

“There's been concern about test kits, and whether Butte County has test kits,” Miller said. “Test kits are not what are used to collect samples and send off tests. Test kits are sent only to laboratories so they can run those tests. There are no laboratories in Butte County that have the equipment to run the tests, and so we have no test kits in Butte County.”

Miller also wanted to remind the public that if you are only mildly ill, it is important that you stay home and save tests for those who are more seriously ill.

View the full video from Dr. Miller below:

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