Second, third coronavirus deaths in MI reported

Second, third coronavirus deaths in MI reported

Second, third coronavirus deaths in MI reported

Hours are from 6 a.m. -2 a.m.at the Dearborn, Royal Oak, and Troy locations and 10 a.m. -10 p.m. for the Grosse Pointe, Farmington Hills, Taylor, Trenton, and Wayne locations. They attributed the increase to results from commercial and clinical labs that just started testing.

"We're proud to have developed a mechanism to process tests within our health system", says Dr. Barbara Ducatman, chief of pathology and laboratory medicine for Beaumont Health.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Laboratories previously was the only site test specimens for coronavirus in the state.

Those capabilities at Henry Ford Health Sytstem and Beaumont Health "are believed to be the first of what could be several hospital-based tests in the state", according to Bridge Magazine.

Beaumont Health officials told C & G Newspaper March 16 that Beaumont has seen four of its patients test presumptive positive for the novel coronavirus, three of whom were directed to go home and quarantine and the other of which was hospitalized. "This emphasizes the need to continue to practice social distancing and other community mitigation practices to help slow the spread of this disease".

As of March 18, 15 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported in MI - five in Detroit, two in Macomb County, seven in Oakland County, and one in Wayne County - bringing the statewide total to 80.

- 75 in the city of Detroit. Johns Hopkins University's data states the United States has 7,324 confirmed cases and 115 related deaths. The Midland County Health Department earlier announced a woman there who traveled internationally was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Note: 10 of the cases confirmed Thursday had no reported county, and are not reflected on the map.

COVID-19 symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after the exposure to the virus.

- Covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.

People who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and/or have mild symptoms are advised to stay home and avoid going out in public.

- Washing hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds.

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