Patient In Oakland County Under Testing For Coronavirus

WWJ News
February 08, 2020 - 12:59 pm
hospital room patient

(WWJ) - Health officials are testing a new possible case of coronavirus in Michigan.
The new case is a person from Oakland County who has a travel history in China within the last 14-days. A specimen is being sent to CDC in Atlanta and results aren't expected until next week. It's unclear where the patient is being hospitalized. 

No other information is being released.

This is the fifth possible case of coronavirus in Michigan. Recently, four other specimens were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- three from Washtenaw County and one from Macomb County -- all of which came back negative.

Globally, more than 34,500 people are infected and more than 720 people have died. The overwhelming majority are in China, but the illness has been reported in over two dozen other countries.