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Michigan announces 9 more presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, bringing total to 25

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Posted at 8:51 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 21:24:45-04

(WXYZ) — The State of Michigan is announcing 9 more presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 25.

The newly announced cases are in addition to four more that were previously announce Friday afternoon. All cases that test positive on the state level are sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation.

The cases include:

  • An adult male from Bay County with history domestic travel.
  • An adult female from Charlevoix County with history of international travel.
  • An adult female from Detroit with history of international travel.
  • An adult male from Macomb County with history of international travel.
  • Two adult females and an adult male from Oakland County, one with history of international travel two with unknown travel history.
  • Two adult females from Wayne County, one with history of domestic and the other with no history of travel.

This bring us to a total of 13 new cases announced just Friday. Ten addition cases were announced on Thursday, following the first announcement of the first cases on Wednesday.

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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.