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Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan reach 53

‘Take this seriously,’ Whitmer says

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will held a news conference Sunday evening to provide an update on coronavirus in the state. She announced twelve new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. The state has confirmed more than 30 coronavirus cases, as of Saturday night. Gov. Whitmer has also ordered all K-12 schools to be closed, as well as a ban on gatherings of 250 or more people.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will held a news conference Sunday evening to provide an update on coronavirus in the state. She announced twelve new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. The state has confirmed more than 30 coronavirus cases, as of Saturday night. Gov. Whitmer has also ordered all K-12 schools to be closed, as well as a ban on gatherings of 250 or more people.

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.

READ: VIEW: Possible Metro Detroit coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure locations

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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