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Published 3/12/2020
10:10pm
Updated 3/12/2020
10:59pm

Michigan Now Has 12 Coronavirus Cases

Governor Whitmer to Address State at 11

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services along with health departments in several Michigan counties today announced ten new "presumed positive" cases of Coronavirus.

The individuals are residents of the following counties:

Ingham (1), Kent (3), Montcalm (1), Oakland (2), St. Clair (1) and Washtenaw (2).

About half of these individuals have a history of international travel, while most others have a history of domestic travel.  One of the individuals was recently on a cruise.  Another individual has no history of travel.

“We continue to urge Michiganders to take precautions to prevent the spread COVID-19 in our state,” Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health, said today. “We have to proactively implement community mitigation strategies that will help prevent the spread of the disease, and particularly protect our most vulnerable Michiganders.”

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is expected to address the state's residents at 11pm, Thursday March 12th.  Watch it here.

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