Coronavirus Hits Michigan


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Sadie Langdon, Reporter

The coronavirus was spreading very fast, but luckily it hadn’t hit Michigan, yet. Late on Tuesday night, two residents in Wayne County and Oakland County were diagnosed positive with the coronavirus. According to Click On Detroit, “The Oakland County woman had traveled internationally. The Wayne County man had traveled domestically. Both are hospitalized. Both were described as “middle-aged.”” However, there are now 12 cases that were confirmed positive.

The woman from Oakland has been hospitalized and is “doing well”. However, 70 residents have been evaluated for COVID-19 in Oakland County, with 35 negative results, and 34 results that are still pending. It Wayne County, the patient is under isolation. They are testing everyone who has come in contact with them to see if they have contracted the virus too. The virus mostly targets babies and older people. So unless you’re one of those, you’re not in life-threatening danger if you contract it, however, there is a possibility. Some things you can do to stay safe is to WASH YOUR HANDS. Hand sanitizer works too, but it has to be above 60% alcohol, and it doesn’t fully get rid of the germs.

The governor stated that every school in the state of Michigan must be closed for 3-4 weeks. And most people recover in a matter of 2-3 weeks, so if people have it and stay indoors, they’ll recover by time school starts. Even though it has infected nearly 120,000 and over 4,200 have died, over 800 people in the U.S. have been infected, with over 40 deaths. The most important thing to do is to avoid ANY contact with people who are sick, wash your hands, and stay at least 2-3 feet away from people.

Works Cited:

Haddad, Ken. “Michigan Confirms First 2 Cases of Coronavirus, Both in Metro Detroit.” WDIV, WDIV ClickOnDetroit, 11 Mar. 2020,


Smith, Mitch, et al. “Tracking Every Coronavirus Case in the U.S.: Full Map.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 3 Mar. 2020,