MHP docs

Dr. Paula Gustafson, Major Health Partners Medical Center’s Chief Medical Officer, left, and Dr. Chris Loman, right, stress that the next two weeks are critical to keep COVID-19 from overwhelming the Shelby County health care system and raising the worldwide death total.

COVID-19 is here in Shelby County. And it is spreading.

Major Health Partners Medical Center statistics prove that. In a media release Wednesday morning, the Shelbyville facility announced it tested 45 patients Monday with respiratory and flu-like symptoms. Seventeen more were treated at the MHP Washington Street Clinic.