Watch: Gov. Whitmer’s full (March 10, 2021) COVID-19 briefing

Michigan confirmed first 2 cases of COVID-19 on March 10, 2021

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer provided an update Wednesday on COVID-19 in Michigan -- exactly one year after the first cases of the virus were confirmed in the state.

READ: 7 takeaways from Whitmer’s COVID update

You can watch the full replay in the video above.

Michigan announced its first two cases of COVID-19 on March 10, 2021, in Wayne and Oakland counties. Since then, there have been nearly 600,000 more cases confirmed in the state, along with 15,699 virus-related deaths.

On Wednesday, Whitmer was joined by Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the chief medical executive of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. She spoke about the state’s COVID-19 metrics and new variants in the state.

On Monday, Michigan confirmed its first case of the South Africa COVID variant in Jackson County. More than 400 cases of the B117 variant -- first found in the UK -- have also been confirmed.

Last week, Whitmer and Khaldun announced the re-engagement of several segments of Michigan’s economy, despite a plateauing of COVID-19 metrics.

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