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    Hundreds monitored in Michigan for coronavirus after China travel

    Updated 7:12 p.m. ET Feb. 27, 2020Michigan has had 357 individuals in self-isolation since Jan. 31 who were asked to quarantine themselves following recent travel to China that may have exposed them to coronavirus, state health officials said Thursday.
    All of the people were travelers who showed no signs of infection when entering the United States, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The disclosure came as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer planned a Friday press conference to update the public on the state's approach to the coronavirus.

    State health officials also said Thursday Michigan now can test for COVID-19 at the state laboratory in Lansing with a turnaround time of four hours per test. ...

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    Possible case of coronavirus monitored by Ingham County health officials

    Carol Thompson, Lansing State Journal
    Published 4:24 p.m. ET March 6, 2020
    LANSING — One person in Ingham County is being monitored for potential coronavirus exposure, local health officials said Friday.

    The person recently traveled to an area impacted by the rapidly spreading respiratory illness and shows symptoms that could be caused by the virus, Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail said.

    Health workers are awaiting results of a test, but Vail said it is "highly likely" coronavirus will spread to the Lansing area.

    "We're seeing some pretty significant spread," she said. "I certainly would not be surprised at all that there would be cases. That doesn't mean there definitely will be, but it seems highly likely. That's why we're preparing."
    ....There are no cases confirmed in Michigan, although state health workers are monitoring 82 people for the virus. So far, 16 people have been tested. Eight tests were negative. The other tests are pending.

    No potential cases are under monitoring in Eaton or Clinton counties, health department officials from the Barry-Eaton and Mid-Michigan district health departments said....