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DETROIT – Michigan officials on Sunday reported the lowest number of day-long coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths since March 23.

UM President: No football season unless classes on campus resume

The president of the University of Michigan, Mark Schlissel, said that if the students couldn’t come back for classes on campus, there would be no football season.

Learn more here.

State reports lowest number of deaths from single COVID-19 since March

Michigan authorities reported five deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday.

This is the lowest number of deaths per day since March 23, when six deaths were reported just days after the state’s first coronavirus death.

Death toll reaches 5,228

Number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Michigan increased to 54,679 from Sunday, including 5,228 deaths, state officials report.

The number is up from 54,365 confirmed cases and 5,223 deaths on Saturday.

The total official recovery is 33,168.

Metro Detroit Catholics Attend Masses For The First Time Since March

The Archdiocese of Detroit allowed the masses in person to resume this week for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) struck the state in March.

MORE: The Archdiocese of Detroit announces the resumption of public masses during the coronavirus pandemic

When churches reopened to the public for the first time this Sunday, social distancing measures were in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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 locations such as Traverse City, Holland and Frankenmuth, as well as virtual tours of museums and other related educational experiences.

Person-to-person spread

The virus is thought to spread mainly 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

It may be possible for someone to 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 illnesses, 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.

MORE: Beaumont Health launches coronavirus hotline for patients with symptoms

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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