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Published 3/20/2020

Genesee County Health Dept. Confirms Four COVID-19 Cases

After County-State Miscommunication Regarding A Single Genesee County Confirmation on Thursday, Officials Now Say There Are Four Confirmed Cases


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The State of Michigan will update its statewide numbers this afternoon at around 2pm.  Those numbers will include positive confirmed cases through midnight last night.  But this morning, Genesee County officials are saying that there are four confirmed cases of COVID-19.  They were notified about one or more late on Thursday night, and the remaining, they were notified about this morning.

As a result, some of those confirmed numbers may not appear in the statewide report until Saturday, based on the way the state is now reporting updates.

Officials said in a Friday morning news conference that the four individuals are aged 35 (female), 15 (female), 22 (female) and 54 (male).  All are in stable condition and in self-isolation at home.

None has a history of travel.



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