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1,232 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Michigan

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Posted at 11:46 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 12:07:25-04

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 1,232.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state's chief medical officer, shared the latest numbers this morning in a news conference.

There were 1,035 cases yesterday afternoon, according to the state.

She also said there have been 15 deaths due to the coronavirus, up from eight yesterday afternoon.

There are 34 positive cases and one death in West Michigan, according to the state yesterday afternoon.

Khaldun said cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed across the state, including in the Upper Peninsula.

She stressed that the virus is affecting all types of people, from "young children" and people over 80.

On Monday, Gov. Whitmer signed an executive stay-at-home order.

The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 24 and lasts through at least April 13.