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Published 3/16/2020
8:18am

Total of 53 Positive COVID-19 Cases in Michigan

Michigan Announces 20 Additional Positive Cases of Coronavirus

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today 20 positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 53.

 The cases include:

• Washtenaw County, three adult males, all with a history of international travel.
• Detroit, adult female with unknown travel history.
• Oakland County, adult female with contact with a person with COVID-19.
• Detroit, adult female with contact with a person with COVID-19.
• Macomb County, adult female with unknown travel history.
• Oakland County, male child with contact with a person with COVID-19
• Kent County, adult male with unknown travel history and unknown contact history.
• Oakland County, adult male with unknown travel and contact history.
• Wayne County, adult male with unknown travel and contact history.
• Ottawa County, adult female with unknown travel and contact history.
• St. Clair County, adult female with contact with a person with COVID-19.
• Macomb County, two adult males with no travel or contact reported.
• Wayne County, adult male with no travel or contact reported.
• Oakland County, adult male with international travel history.
• Oakland County, adult male with no history of travel or contacts.
• Detroit, adult female with no history of travel or contacts.
• Kent County, adult male with history of domestic 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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3/15/2020 Update

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