The State of Michigan released the following statement at approximately 9:00 p.m., Saturday 3/14:
LANSING, MICH. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today eight adults tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 33.
The specimens will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation testing.
The cases include:
COVID-19 symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.
Note: Due to a change by the federal government, the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratory no longer has to send positive samples to the Centers for Disease Control for confirmation. So, from this point forward new MDHHS Bureau of Laboratory positive tests being announced are considered confirmed and do not need to be designated as presumptive positive cases.
This is a rapidly evolving situation. Updates will be posted to Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.