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BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – Health Officials in Berrien County provided some assurance to the public on Friday, declaring that social distancing measures and stay-at-home orders are producing positive results.

During a Facebook live-stream, Berrien County Health Officer Nikki Britten spoke about monitoring the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 and how the County plans to move forward.

"Where we see ourselves right now is we are below that capacity,” Britton said, “but whether or not we stay [there] depends on us and how we're moving about in the community."

Britten says that the goal is to keep area hospitals beneath what she calls the "surge capacity," which is accomplished through social distancing.

Britten also says that despite the progress that is being made, people are still being encouraged to stay at home to prevent another spike in cases.

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