Sunday, Sept. 13: Latest developments on coronavirus in Michigan

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Ingham County Health Department leaders urged Michigan State University students to self-quarantine Saturday in an effort to control surging coronavirus cases.The health department issued the request Saturday, Sept. 12 after the latest statistics showed 342 people affiliated with MSU had tested positive for COVID-19.The cases increased from a starting point of 23 about three weeks ago.Michigan State University students asked to self-quarantine as coronavirus cases surge“This is an urgent situation,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail in a written statement.“The exponential growth of COVID-19 cases must stop. I am concerned about the health and safety of the MSU community, and importantly, I am seriously concerned that unchecked transmission locally will affect the health and safety of all Ingham County residents. If we do not slow the spread immediately, we will be dealing with the consequences across the county for months to come.”Here is the latest on other coronavirus-related news having an impact on Michigan residents:Michigan adds 692 new coronavirus cases, 13 deathsThe latest data from the state Heath and Human Services Department showed 692 new coronavirus cases and 13 new deaths on Saturday.Recoveries, defined as someone still alive 30 days beyond the onset of COVID-19 symptoms, climbed to …

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