UPDATE: Results negative on one coronavirus test in Ingham County

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LANSING, MI (WILX) -- Results have come back negative on one recent coronavirus test in Ingham County.

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor said the city is prepared to handle COVID-19 if it comes to the city. (Source: WILX)

Earlier Friday, the Ingham County Health Department announced they were investigating two potential cases of coronavirus.

Results on the second test are still pending.

“We’re awaiting testing results, and those individuals are in isolation,” said Amanda Darche, a department spokeswoman.

Darche declined Friday afternoon to reveal where the potential cases originated from in the county and the ages of the people who are being tested.

County health officials started investigating the first potential case earlier this week and the second late Friday afternoon, Darche said.

“Home isolation is possible,” Darche said of people with potential cases. “It depends how ill they are.”

There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Michigan, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services’ website.

But state officials confirmed Thursday there were 16 people in Michigan who met the criteria to be tested for coronavirus.

As of Thursday, state officials confirmed there were 16 cases of people who met the criteria to be tested for coronavirus.

State and local officials have made clear there are several ways for people to help prevent the spread of any virus.

A few ways include staying home if you're sick, washing your hands regularly and cleaning commonly touched surfaces often.

People who may have coronavirus may have these symptoms: fever, cough and shortness of breath.

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