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Published 3/14/2020
9:19pm

Michigan Announces 8 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19

Total of 33 cases in the state to date

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today eight adults tested presumptive positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 33.

The specimens will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation testing.

The cases include:

• Detroit, adult male with history of domestic travel and contact with someone with a confirmed case.
• Oakland County, adult male with history of domestic travel.
• Oakland County, adult male with unknown travel history.
• Oakland County, adult female with history of contact with someone with a confirmed case.
• Macomb County, adult male with no known travel history and no known contact with someone with a confirmed case.
• Monroe County, adult female with history of domestic travel.
• Wayne County, adult female with unknown travel history and no known contact with someone with a confirmed case.
• Washtenaw County, adult female with history of contact with someone with a confirmed case.

COVID-19 symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.

 They include:

• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath

This is a rapidly evolving situation.

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3/8/2020 Update

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