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State positive case count at 336; citizens can access COVID-19 updates


Posted on March 20th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on State positive case count at 336; citizens can access COVID-19 updates

10 a.m. March 20, 2020 State of Michigan Press Release
LANSING — The count of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases reported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) as of midnight Thursday includes results from commercial and clinical labs who recently began providing COVID-19 testing. These results increased the state’s positive case count to a total of 336 at that time.
“We are pleased to announce that we are now able to provide testing results from hospitals and other entities outside of our state laboratory,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health. “We knew there were additional people in Michigan with COVID-19 that had not yet been tested. This emphasizes the need to continue to practice social distancing and other community mitigation practices to help slow the spread of this disease.”
MDHHS is currently receiving reports from commercial labs LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics and several clinical labs including Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, the Beaumont Hospital Network, Henry Ford Health System and the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories (BOL).
Testing data will be posted daily around 2 p.m. Results will be from the day before at midnight. Michiganders with questions about COVID-19 can get information in several ways.
• Call the COVID-19 hotline at 888-535-6136, seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Email COVID19@michigan.gov. Emails are answered seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m
• Subscribe to the COVID-19 e-newsletter at Michigan.gov/coronavirus
Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.





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