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Total number of coronavirus cases reaches 334 in Michigan

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Posted at 3:14 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 15:32:53-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 334 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Michigan, according to new numbers from state officials on Thursday.

According to the state, those numbers include test results from commercial and clinical labs who recently began providing COVID-19 testing.

Before Thursday, there were 110 cases reported.

“We are pleased to announce that we are now able to provide testing results from hospitals and other entities outside of our state laboratory,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health. “We knew there were additional people in Michigan with COVID-19 that had not yet been tested. This emphasizes the need to continue to practice social distancing and other community mitigation practices to help slow the spread of this disease.”

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The state health department is currently getting reports from commercial labs LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics, as well as several clinical labs including Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, the Beaumont Hospital Network, Henry Ford Health System and the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories (BOL).

As of 12 a.m. March 18, 131 cases have come from the MDHHS BOL, 203 have come from hospital and university and two from commercial testing.

According to the state, there have been 2,449 tests given. 51% of the cases are male and 47% female with 2% not reported.

The breakdown by age is below.

0-19 – 1%
20-29 – 10%
30-39 – 18%
40-49 – 19%
50-59 – 19%
60-69 – 18%
60-69 – 18%
80+ – 5%
Not reported – 2%

Full coverage: Coronavirus in Michigan

The first COVID-19-related death was reported on Wednesday and two more were reported Thursday.
The first COVID-19-related death was reported on Wednesday and two more were reported Thursday.
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
– 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:
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.
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

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story stated 336 dates based on information from health officials. That has been corrected to say 334 total cases in the state.