336 COVID-19 Cases Now Confirmed In Michigan, Heath Department Reports

WWJ News
March 19, 2020 - 3:26 pm
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(WWJ) A total of 336 cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed statewide. 

That's according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in their daily updated published at 2 p.m. Thursday. 

The number includes 256 new positive cases Thursday. However, due to a lack of tests and too few testing locations, officials said there are likely many more existing cases yet to be confirmed.

Here is the breakdown by county (Detroit counted separately from the rest of Wayne County).

  •   Bay 1
  •   Charlevoix 1
  •   Clinton 1
  •   Detroit City 75
  •   Eaton 2
  •   Genesee 1
  •   Ingham 6
  •   Isabella 1
  •   Jackson 1
  •   Kent 7
  •   Leelanau 1
  •   Livingston 1
  •   Macomb 55
  •   Midland 1
  •   Monroe 2
  •   Montcalm1
  •   Oakland 105
  •   Otsego 1
  •   Ottawa 1
  •   St. Clair 4
  •   Washtenaw 14
  •   Wayne 44
  •   Not Reported 10

  Total 336

Earlier Thursday, two more deaths from coronvirus were reported in the state, for a total of three during this pandemic. 

Officials said a woman in her 50s with, who had an underlying health condition, died at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac. Further information, including the woman's city of residence, was not immediately released.

In addition, Henry Ford Health System today announced its first COVID-19 related death. The 81-year-old patient died Wednesday at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The first fatal victim, announced Wednesday, was a Southgate man in his 50s who died at a Beaumont hospital in Wayne County. 

The three main symptoms of coronavirus are fever, cough and shortness of breath. In order to mitigate risk of spreading COVID-19, everyone is encouraged to take action to reduce the spread, including: wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer; avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing; avoid handshakes; avoid contact with people who are sick. Stay home if you are sick, and call your health care provider for guidance. 

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