DETROIT – The recovery rate of coronaviruses (COVID-19) in Michigan increased on Saturday.
Recovery rate exceeds 8,000
The official COVID-19 recovery rate in Michigan is now 8,342.
Officials provide an update every Saturday.
Muslims find new ways to celebrate Ramadan
Finding new ways to celebrate holy events became the new norm during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
This week, Muslims started observing Ramadan – a sacred month of fasting – but due to the pandemic, celebrations are moving online.
Landscaping, golf, boat marinas reopen
From hitting the green on the golf course, to riding the waves on the river. People have been doing everything on Saturday since Governor Gretchen Whitmer last month banned residence.
Whitmer extended the ban to May 15 on Friday, but now allows golf courses, marinas and landscaping to be opened with strict social distancing.
Death toll reaches 3,274
Number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Michigan increased to 37,203 from Saturday, including 3,274 deaths, state officials report.
The number is up from 36,641 confirmed cases and 3,085 deaths on Friday.
The total official recovery is 8,342.
The pandemic does not stop trafficking in human beings
The cruel world of human trafficking did not disappear during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
Unfortunately, conditions made it easier for predators to find their next target.
Women show support for Michigan Governor Whitmer on social media
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s response to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has sparked criticism from some and vocal support from others.
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On social media this week, men and women shared posts using the hashtag #MIWhitmersWomen to show their support for the governor in the midst of the pandemic.
Explore Michigan virtually
How about good news?
As you move away from society, you can explore Michigan virtually.
The #VirtualPureMichigan campaign will include live cameras showing places like Traverse City, Holland and Frankenmuth, as well as virtual tours of museums and other related educational experiences.
It is believed that the virus is mainly spread from person to person.
- Between people who are in close contact with each other (within a radius of about 6 feet).
- By respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouth or nose of nearby people or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Can someone spread the virus without being sick?
- Spread is possible before people have symptoms. People who have no symptoms can still carry the virus and can spread it to others.
Propagation of contact with contaminated surfaces or objects
A person may get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object on which the virus is located and then touching their mouth, nose or possibly eyes, but this is not the primary method used by the virus spreads.
The ease with which the virus spreads
The ease with which a virus spreads from person to person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), such as measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the gap is sustained, continuously expanding without stopping.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The best way to prevent the disease is to avoid being exposed to the virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC still recommends daily preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with a regular household spray or cleaning cloth.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the toilet; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
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People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare professional immediately.
Question about the coronavirus? Ask Dr. McGeorge here.
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