First Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in Michigan, State of Emergency Declared [VIDEO]
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency as two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Michigan.
Two middle-aged adults in the Detroit area are the first from Michigan to contract the disease. One is a female from Oakland County who has a history of international. A man from Wayne County has only traveled domestically.
Wayne County Executive Warren Evans issued a statement, saying:
"This patient in Wayne County is currently under isolation. Our Public Health Division is working to identify individuals who may have come into close contact with the patient so we can take appropriate steps and monitor them closely,” Evans said. “We are continuing to collaborate with the state health department and recommend residents continue to practice prevention measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.”
Health officials are working to determine who the patients have come in contact with in order to prevent further spread of the disease.
A website with information about the coronavirus epidemic and has been established for Michigan residents. That website is www.michigan.gov/coronavirus.