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Published 3/19/2020
Updated 3/19/2020

UPDATE: County Official Says State Report of Confirmed Genesee County COVID-19 Case Is Incorrect

No Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Shiawassee County


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As the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released the state's latest Coronavirus numbers, among the more than 200 new diagnosed cases within the past 24 hours was listed the first confirmed case in Genesee County.  However, shortly after the state released its updated data, a Genesee County official said there is no confirmed case in the county and said county officials are working with the state to find where the breakdown in communication occurred, Mid-Michigan Now reports.

Shiawassee County is now nearly surrounded by Coronavirus cases with 6 confirmed in Ingham County, 1 in Clinton County and 1 in Livingston County.  Oakland County has the state's most cases, with a cumulative total of 105.

There are no confirmed cases in Shiawassee County, however, ten of the cases reported today do not have a county assigned to them.

The state now updates totals each day at around 2pm.  We always publish the latest data here.

This story was updated to correct cumulative totals in Ingham and Oakland counties and to reflect the discrepancy between Genesee County and State of Michigan information.



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3/15/2020 Update

Monday, all K-12 schools in the state of Michigan will be closed to help prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. Governor Gretchen Whitmer made the announcement after 10 more cases if coronavirus were confirmed positive in state.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is planning a 15-and-a-half-million-dollar project. MDOT announced crews will begin resurfacing Eight Mile Road between I-75 in Hazel Park and I-94 in Harper Woods starting March 30th.  

The Kalamazoo St. Patrick's Day parade this Saturday is canceled. The Irish American Club of Kalamazoo canceled the parade after Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Two Blue Cross Blue Shield walk-in centers are closing in Grand Rapids due to the coronavirus. The health insurance company says it will be closing ten total customer walk-in centers across Michigan.

An Oakland County judge may become the first-ever Chaldean American to serve as a federal judge. President Trump has nominated Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Hala Jarbou to fill a vacancy.

Saginaw K-9 Deebo is back on the force. The K-9 Deebo Facebook page says all restrictions have been lifted. Deebo has been cleared for light training after being stabbed a month ago.

Willow Health Center, part of the Ingham Community Health Centers, will relocate, to a more central Lansing location Tuesday. Willow Health Center provides care to people ages 10-21.  

If you are a user of the driver assistance program through the Mackinac Bridge Authority, you may want to find a new way across the bridge. The authority announced on Twitter they will be suspending the program to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.