Results from the Washtenaw County specimen as mentioned in a previous article from the Echo was confirmed negative for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus as of Jan 31.
There are no confirmed cases in Michigan. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, of the people under investigation for the coronavirus, 12 are positive. States with confirmed cases include Wisconson, Illinois, Massachusets, Arizona, California and Washington.
The CDC regularly updates people under investigation, pending, positive and negative results on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday on their website.
Patients with confirmed cases have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. If anyone believes they are experiencing these symptoms and have recently traveled to Wuhan, China, or have been in contact with someone who has had the virus, they should contact their healthcare provider or hospital prior ensuring appropriate preventive measures are put in place.