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MDHHS: Test results negative in 3 potential coronavirus cases

Posted at 3:00 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 15:00:08-05

LANSING, Mich. — Test results on three of four possible cases of coronavirus in Michigan have come back negative.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced the first three specimens sent for testing came back negative. Two of those cases were in Washtenaw County and the other was in Macomb County.

Monday morning, the Washtenaw County Health Department announced an additional possible case had been discovered and will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control for testing.

The CDC and MDHHS are still actively monitoring the situation across the country and the outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China.

People who present symptoms of lower respiratory illness and a travel history to Wuhan or with someone who has been there are receiving special attention from the state’s health departments.

The only approved testing facility for the coronavirus is the CDC. Michigan’s state laboratory is sending samples there to be tested while federal agencies work to make testing more broadly available.