NewsCoronavirus

Actions

2 MSU students test positive for COVID-19

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-WXYZ.png
Posted at 10:08 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 22:11:11-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — Two Michigan State University students have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to the Ingham County government website.

The cases are unrelated, however, both students have a history of international travel.

One of the students returned to Ingham County following a study abroad trip. That student is now in isolation. The other was diagnosed with coronavirus after leaving the country.

Ingham County health officials are contacting all others who may have been exposed to the students, the county said in a release.

“People must diligently practice social distancing at this time,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “We have no doubt that coronavirus is in the community, and we know that not everyone who has it will be sick. This is why it is so important to distance yourself. People who are sick should isolate themselves at home whether they’ve been tested or not. Act as though you have it if you have symptoms that resemble COVID-19.”

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Read our daily Coronavirus Live Blog for the latest updates and news on coronavirus.

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Michigan, a timeline of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Southeast Michigan, and links to more information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the WHO.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Find out how you can help metro Detroit restaurants struggling during the pandemic.

See all of our Helping Each Other stories.

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.