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Michigan sees lower COVID-19 testing numbers, urges residents to get tested

Officials change COVID testing advice, bewildering experts
Posted at 12:25 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 12:28:08-05

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — Michigan's top health officials are encouraging residents to get tested after seeing lower coronavirus testing numbers.

During a Tuesday press conference, MDHHS Chief Medical Executive Joneigh Khaldun said testing is actually lower than it has been in recent months at 37,307 tests on average in the past week.

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"If you need a test, you should get one. If you have symptoms, or you have been around someone with symptoms of COVID-19 ,you should get a test," said Khaldun.

There are about 300 COVID-19 testing sites across the state and many are free. Click here to find a location near you.

"This testing is so important, and the only way we’ll know where this disease is, is by testing," the doctor said.

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