Three deaths from COVID-19 announced in MI

Three deaths from COVID-19 announced in MI

Health officials in Oakland County are reporting a woman in her 50's died from the coronavirus at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, making that the third death in the state from the virus, our news partners at WIDV are reporting. "We must continue to urge our families, friends and neighbors to take the recommended steps to protect ourselves and our most vulnerable patients - namely the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions". "During a time like this, we are united to battle this virus".

Gilpin says most people with the respiratory disease will recover without incident, but expects cases to "escalate tremendously" as testing ramps up and the novel coronavirus spreads.

Oakland County has at least 94 cases. He reportedly died early Wednesday morning at Beaumont Hospital in Wayne County, according to health officials.

Statewide data indicates that of the 80 confirmed cases 34 have been hospitalized, 31 have been told to go home and quarantine, and the status of 15 cases are still unknown.

Because of the limited capacity, the state is now waiting for 24 to 72 hours for results to come back. The health network's COVID-19 hotline, (800) 592-4784, has received approximately 500 calls daily.

A tweet from Beaumont Health.

"We're proud to have developed a mechanism to process tests within our health system". However, we must conserve our testing supplies.

Beaumont hospitals are prepared to cohort patients who have COVID-19 - if hospitals receive a large influx of patients, they will receive care on a unit dedicated to COVID-19 patients.

Among these and other efforts, such as visitor restrictions, cancellations of non-essential surgeries, and collaborating with other health care systems, Beaumont has put several prevention strategies in action to mitigate the potential spread of the virus.

The state of MI has set up a coronavirus hotline, 1-888-535-6136, for those who have questions about the virus.

Curbside screening hours: 6 2 Dearborn, Royal Oak and Troy, as well as 10 10 Grosse Pointe, Farmington Hills, Taylor, Trenton and Wayne.

Click on each county below to see how many cases have been confirmed by the state.

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