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Published 3/13/2020

New Report: 25 Coronavirus Cases

None Yet Confirmed in Shiawassee County



The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today nine adults tested presumptive positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 25.

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

The cases include:

• An adult male from Bay County with history domestic travel.
• An adult female from Charlevoix County with history of international travel.
• An adult female from Detroit with history of international travel.
• An adult male from Macomb County with history of international travel.
• Two adult females and an adult male from Oakland County, one with history of international travel two with unknown travel history.
• Two adult females from Wayne County, one with history of domestic and the other with no history of travel.

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

Governor Gretchen Whitmer wants former Vice President Joe Biden to be the Democratic nominee for president. Whitmer said Thursday she is endorsing Biden and that she plans to vote for him in Tuesday's primary.   

The former head of the United Auto Workers Union has been charged with embezzlement. Gary Jones is accused of taking one-million dollars from the union and may plead guilty to the charges.   

A family is happy to have their dog, Max, back after a tugboat crew rescued him from Muskegon lake Monday night. The dog had been missing since Sunday when captain Dave Wellington spotted the pup floating on a piece of ice.

Vista Charter Academy in Wyoming canceled all classes Thursday due to a threat made against the school. School officials say they received a threat of violence Wednesday. 

The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan has announced the start of a new bus service between Detroit and Ann Arbor. The D2A2 bus line will begin operation on March 16th.

Saginaw County may be closer to settling on a location for its $11.4 million animal shelter. The project has been held up while county officials select a place to build it. The county has a purchase agreement on property in Kochville Township.

Saturday, March 28, Olivet College will host the third annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk. The walk will be held in the Olivet College Square. There is no cost to participate, but registration is encouraged.

Despite bankruptcy, Goodrich Quality Theaters says it will be able to keep its doors open. The theater chain headquartered in Grand Rapids filed for chapter 11. They run one theater in northern Michigan, in Cadillac.