Updated Thursday, March 12 at 9:23 p.m.:
On Thursday evening, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported ten new COVID-19 cases in the state in addition to the two reported on Tuesday. This brings the total number of cases in the state to 12.
The new cases were found in Ingham, Kent, Montcalm, St. Clair, and Washtenaw counties. They include:
- An adult female from Ingham County with history of travel on a cruise.
- Two adult females from Kent County and one adult male, all with history of international travel.
- An adult female from Montcalm with history of international travel.
- Two adult males from Oakland County; one with no travel history and one with domestic travel.
- An adult male from St. Clair County with history of domestic travel.
- One adult female and one adult male from Washtenaw County; one with history of domestic travel and one with history of international travel.
While the tests were presumed postitive by the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories, they still need to be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for confirmation testing.
“We continue to urge Michiganders to take precautions to prevent the spread COVID-19 in our state,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health, in a press release. “We have to proactively implement community mitigation strategies that will help prevent the spread of the disease, and particularly protect our most vulnerable Michiganders.”
The state advises that COVID-19 symptoms may appear in as few as two days and as many as 14 days. Look for:
- Shortness of breath
For continuing updates on the situation, visit the state’s coronavirus site.
Original post: Thursday, March 12 at 7:08 p.m.
The state health department has reported the third presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Michigan. The numbers were updated on the state’s website Thursday evening.
At this time, no other information has been provided. The Detroit News reported that no state officials were available for comment, but officials planned on releasing a statement soon.
On Tuesday evening, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency after announcing the state had its first two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Wayne and Oakland counties.
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