Michigan is now under a state of emergency declared by Governor Gretchen Whitmer after two cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed.

Two people in the Detroit area have been confirmed to be the first patients in Michigan to contract the coronavirus. Of the two middle-aged people, one is an Oakland County female who has traveled internationally and one is a Wayne County man who has only traveled domestically.

This is a statement from Wayne County Executive Warren Evans:

"This patient in Wayne County is currently under isolation. Our Public Health Division is working to identify individuals who may have come into close contact with the patient so we can take appropriate steps and monitor them closely,” Evans said. “We are continuing to collaborate with the state health department and recommend residents continue to practice prevention measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

Health officials are currently trying to determine who the patients have come in contact with to help slow the spread of the disease.

To follow what is happening and get the latest news, visit michigan.gov/coronavirus.

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