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AG Dana Nessel’s 2nd COVID test comes back negative

By: - January 10, 2022 3:18 pm

Attorney General Dana Nessel | Andrew Roth

Attorney General Dana Nessel has tested negative for COVID-19 for a second time, her office confirmed to the Advance Monday afternoon.

The attorney general was quarantining while awaiting the results of the PCR test that came back Monday. She tested negative last week, but was experiencing symptoms.

The omicron variant has been sweeping through Michigan and across the United States. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist announced Sunday he tested positive for COVID-19.

Michigan has 1,681,135 total COVID cases and 27,878 deaths as of Monday.

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Susan J. Demas

Susan J. Demas is a 23-year journalism veteran and one of the state’s foremost experts on Michigan politics, appearing on C-SPAN, MSNBC, CNN, NPR and WKAR-TV’s “Off the Record.” In addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief, she is the Advance’s chief columnist, writing on women, LGBTQ people, the state budget, the economy and more. For almost five years, Susan was the Editor and Publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, the most-cited political newsletter in the state. Susan’s award-winning political analysis has run in more than 100 national, international and regional media outlets, including the Guardian U.K., NBC News, the New York Times, the Detroit News and MLive.