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There are now 12 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state of Michigan

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Posted at 9:13 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 09:13:39-04

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Department of Health and Human services says the total number of coronavirus cases in the state has jumped to 12.

Watch the Governor's update below:

Nine additional cases have tested as presumptive positive.

This comes after a third case was revealed in St. Clair County earlier Thursday. The two previous cases in Michigan were from Oakland and Wayne County.

The new cases include:

  • An adult female from Ingham County with history of travel on a cruise.
  • Two adult females from Kent County and one adult male, all with history of international travel.
  • An adult female from Montcalm with history of international travel.
  • Two adult males from Oakland County; one with no travel history and one with domestic travel.
  • An adult male from St. Clair County with history of domestic travel. (This case was previous announced Thursday.)
  • One adult female and one adult male from Washtenaw County; one with history of domestic travel and one with history of international travel.

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The state is compiling coronavirus data on michigan.gov/coronavirus.

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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.

On Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the first two presumptive positive cases in the state, one in Oakland County and the other in Wayne County. She declared a state of emergency as well.

The Oakland County resident is an adult female and had a recent history of international travel. The Wayne County resident is an adult male had a history of domestic travel. Both patients are middle-aged, according to Whitmer.

What we don't know is where the patients specifically are from, who they have come into contact with, or when they were traveling.

Whitmer is reminding Michiganders that they 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.