Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan reach 53

‘Take this seriously,’ Whitmer says

Michigan Gov. Whitmer holds press conference on coronavirus, announces new cases
Michigan Gov. Whitmer holds press conference on coronavirus, announces new cases

DETROIT – Michigan state officials announced 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan, bringing the total to 53.

At a press conference Sunday afternoon, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced 12 cases of COVID-19 in Michigan.

Details on the 12 were released Sunday night with eight additional confirmed cases.

The specimens will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation testing.

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At the conference, Whitmer told residents to take the outbreak seriously and urged hand-washing and social distancing. She said her administration is working with the Michigan Gaming Control Board to close casinos in the state to slow the spread of the virus.

A hotline has been established by the state of Michigan where public health officials can answer questions about the coronavirus. The hotline will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday. You can contact the hotline at 1-888-535-6136.

Details on the new cases:

  • Washtenaw County, three adult males, all with a history of international travel.
  • Detroit, adult female with unknown travel history.
  • Oakland County, adult female with contact with a person with COVID-19.
  • Detroit, adult female with contact with a person with COVID-19.
  • Macomb County, adult female with unknown travel history.
  • Oakland County, male child with contact with a person with COVID-19
  • Kent County, adult male with unknown travel history and unknown contact history.
  • Oakland County, adult male with unknown travel and contact history.
  • Wayne County, adult male with unknown travel and contact history.
  • Ottawa County, adult female with unknown travel and contact history.
  • St. Clair County, adult female with contact with a person with COVID-19.
  • Macomb County, two adult males with no travel or contact reported.
  • Wayne County, adult male with no travel or contact reported.
  • Oakland County, adult male with international travel history.
  • Oakland County, adult male with no history of travel or contacts.
  • Detroit, adult female with no history of travel or contacts.
  • Kent County, adult male with history of domestic travel.

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