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45 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Michigan, bringing total to 110

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Posted at 2:02 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 08:50:31-04

(WXYZ) — The state of Michigan reported at least 45 new cases of COVID-19 from Tuesday and Wednesday.

According to the state, the 15 cases were confirmed by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday night, and then reported at 2 p.m. Wednesday. During a press conference, Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun said they knew of at least 30 additional cases that were confirmed on Wednesday. More details on those cases are expected to be released Thursday at 2 p.m. during the state's daily update.

Of the 15 cases confirmed from Tuesday, five are in Detroit, two are in Macomb County, seven in Oakland County and one in Wayne County.

Full coverage: Coronavirus in Michigan

The first death from COVID-19 was reported on Wednesday morning. A man in his 50s with underlying health conditions passed away at a Beaumont Health facility in Wayne County.

55% of the cases are male and 36% are female, according to the state. The breakdown by age is below.

0-19 – 3%
20-29 – 10%
30-39 – 16%
40-49 – 18%
50-59 – 14%
60-69 – 29%
70-79 – 8%
80+ – 4%

Of those, 34 cases are hospitalized, 31 are not hospitalized and 15 are unknown hospitalization.

Related: Coronavirus outbreak in Michigan: Here are the latest updates

Both state and federal officials are reminding people that there are several preventative measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and any other illness.

Those include:

– Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
– Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing
– Avoiding contact with people who are sick
– Staying home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider
– Practice social distancing

COVID-19 symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after the exposure to the virus. They include:
– Fever
– Cough
– Shortness of breath

Hospitals across the area have set up special hotlines for the coronavirus questions. Details on each below.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services - 888-535-6136
Ascension - 833-978-0649
Beaumont Health - 800-592-4784
Henry Ford Health System - 313-874-7500
Henry Ford Health System - 313-874-7500