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Kzoo County waiting on test results for 11 people, monitoring 2

Posted at 6:45 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 18:45:18-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Kalamazoo County’s health department is waiting on results for testing for coronavirus on 11 people.

So far, no cases have been confirmed in Kalamazoo County. Health officials are monitoring two people who have traveled to China or Iran.

The health department says it is monitoring updates from state and federal officials.

As of 6:30 p.m. Friday, Michigan’s total of presumptive positive cases was at 16. Four of them are in West Michigan — three in Kent County and one in Montcalm County.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Michigan Thursday night and President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency Friday.

Whitmer ordered all K-12 schools to close through April 6 and has banned gatherings of over 250 people except for select circumstances.

The White House laid out several plans for restrictions, economic plans and what hospitals and health care facilities will do amidst the global pandemic. He also enacted a 30-day travel ban to all European countries outside the United Kingdom Wednesday night during an address to the nation.