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Michigan announces 4 more presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, bringing total to 16

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 15:40:24-04

(WXYZ) — Four more presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been announced, bringing the state total to 16.

The cases include:

  • An adult woman from Detroit with unknown travel history
  • An adult man from Washtenaw County with history of international travel
  • An adult woman from Wayne County with history of contact with a confirmed case
  • An adult man

This comes after 10 additional cases were announced on Thursday.

Coronavirus outbreak in Michigan: Here are the latest updates

All cases still need to be confirmed by the CDC, but a presumptive positive means the state test did confirm COVID-19 in a patient.

Michiganders should take presumptive measures to prevent the spread including:

  • Washing your hands with soap and water.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or 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.

COVID-19 Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. They include:

Fever
Cough
Shortness of Breath

According to the state health department, the tests still have to be confirmed by the CDC.