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.
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"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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