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MDHHS: 3rd case of coronavirus confirmed in Michigan

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Posted at 6:24 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 18:24:39-04

LANSING, Mich. — The state’s health department has confirmed a third presumptive case of coronavirus in Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ website was updated Thursday to show a third case. Information on where the case is wasn’t immediately provided.

State officials will still have to confirm the case with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the first two confirmed cases in the state Tuesday night and declared a state of emergency. One case is in Wayne County and the other is in Oakland County.

The person from Wayne County is an adult male who had a recent history of domestic travel, and the other is a woman with a history of international travel. Whitmer said both are middle-aged.

So far, 135 people have been approved for testing and 97 have tested negative. Three cases have been confirmed and the rest of the results are pending.