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54 cases of Coronavirus now confirmed in Michigan, new reporting format announced

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Posted at 6:14 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 18:14:59-04

MICHIGAN — A new presumptive positive case of Coronavirus was reported Monday afternoon, bringing the total amount in Michigan to 54.

According to a release from the state, the latest patient is an adult female from Macomb County with a history of domestic travel.

As new cases come in and more testing begins, the epidemiologists who track statewide data are gathering and analyzing information from many sources, and are working with local health departments to make sure data is accurate.

In order to keep information the most accurate as possible, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will no longer report the number of persons under investigation, tests pending, referred for assessment and/or monitoring to date and total assessment and/or monitoring referrals under active monitoring.

Officials say, local public health officials will continue tracing close contacts of new cases as part of their case investigation process.

The state will continue to update residents on Coronavirus issues in Michigan at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus.