Health Officials: 25 Coronavirus Cases Now In Michigan

WWJ News
March 13, 2020 - 9:27 pm
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DETROIT (WWJ) - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is announcing more adults have tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 -- including the first case in Detroit. 

Nine new cases were announced Friday night, on top of four earlier announced, bringing the state total to 25. 

  • 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

The new cases added to the list Friday afternoon are the following: 

  • An adult female from Detroit with unknown travel history.
  • An adult male from Washtenaw County with history of international travel.
  • An adult female from Wayne County with history of contact with a confirmed case. Dearborn Public School say this is a Whitmore-Bolles Elementary staff member who was not contagious while at the building. 
  • An adult male. No additional information is available on this case at this time. 

The previously announced cases are the following:

  • An adult female from Ingham County with history of travel on a cruise.
  • Two adult females from Kent County and one adult male, all with history of international travel.
  • An adult female from Montcalm with history of international travel.
  • Two adult males from Oakland County; one with no travel history and one with domestic travel.
  • An adult male from St. Clair County with history of domestic travel.
  • One adult female and one adult male from Washtenaw County; one with history of domestic travel and one international travel.
  • An adult female from Oakland County with a travel history. She has been identified as a teacher at a Farmington Hills private school.
  • An adult male from Wayne County. He has ben identified as a resident of Livonia with a recent history of domestic travel. That man is currently hospitalized at the University of Michigan. His condition was not known.

Testing is still underway Friday, according to health officials. 

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 and shortness of breath. Visit CDC.gov/Coronavirus for ongoing updates from the state.

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