Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 73,180; Death toll is now 6,117

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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan rose to 73,180 on Saturday, including 6,117 deaths, state officials reported.

On Saturday, the state reported a total of 55,162 recoveries. Last weekend, the state reported 53,867 recoveries of COVID-19. The state is also reporting “active cases,” which were listed at 11,900 on Saturday.

Saturday’s update represents 678 new cases and 9 additional deaths. As of Friday, the total was 72,502 confirmed cases and 6,108 deaths in total.

New today:

New cases increased moderately last week, while deaths remain stable in Michigan. Tests increased last week, averaging more than 20,000 per day, with a positive rate just above 3 percent. Hospitalizations have increased slightly since last week.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than a million people have recovered in the United States, with more than 3.6 million cases reported across the country. Over 139,000 died in the United States

Worldwide, more than 14 million people have been confirmed to be infected and more than 597,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The real numbers are certainly much higher, due to limited testing, the different ways in which nations count the dead, and the deliberate underreporting of some governments.

Governments around the world are desperately trying to prevent and quell further outbreaks and keep their economies running as the pandemic accelerates in some regions and threatens to come back roaring in others.

Texas reported 10,000 new cases for the third day in a row Thursday and 129 more deaths. California, meanwhile, reported its highest total of two-day confirmed cases, nearly 20,000, as well as 258 deaths in 48 hours. There are more than 8,000 people in hospitals who have either tested positive for the coronavirus or are suspected of having it.

New daily Michigan COVID-19 totals since June 15

  • June 15 – 74 new cases
  • June 16 – 125 new cases
  • June 17 – 204 new cases
  • June 18 – 225 new cases
  • June 19 – 211 new cases
  • June 20 – 255 new cases
  • June 21 – 146 new cases
  • June 22 – 179 new cases
  • June 23 – 221 new cases
  • June 24 – 323 new cases
  • June 25 – 353 new cases
  • June 26 – 389 new cases
  • June 27 – 314 new cases
  • June 28 – 252 new cases
  • June 29 – 236 new cases
  • June 30 – 373 new cases
  • July 1 – 252 new cases
  • July 2 – 543 new cases
  • July 3 – 460 new cases
  • July 4 – 398 new cases
  • July 5 – 343 new cases
  • July 6 – 295 new cases
  • July 7 – 454 new cases
  • July 8 – 610 new cases
  • July 9 – 446 new cases
  • July 10 – 612 new cases
  • July 11 – 653 new cases
  • July 12 – 390 new cases
  • July 13 – 384 new cases
  • July 14 – 584 new cases
  • July 15 – 891 new cases
  • July 16 – 645 new cases
  • July 17 – 660 new cases

Latest COVID-19 data in Michigan:

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild to moderate symptoms that go away within two to three weeks. For some, especially the elderly and people with existing health problems, it can lead to more serious illnesses, including pneumonia and death.

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Here is a chronology of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan:

Here are Michigan COVID-19 cases broken down by gender (see here if you don’t see the table):

How COVID-19 is spread

Person-to-person spread

The virus is believed to be spread mainly from person to person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with each other (about 1.80 meters).
  • By respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouth or nose of people nearby or may be inhaled into the lungs.

Can someone spread the virus without being sick?

  • It is believed that people are most contagious when they are the most symptomatic (sickest).
  • Some spread may be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this phenomenon with this new coronavirus, but it is not considered the primary means of spread of the virus.

Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects

It is possible that a person could contract COVID-19 by touching a surface or object containing the virus and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the primary route of the virus. 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 very contagious (spread easily), such as measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, continuously spreading without stopping.

Prevention and treatment

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent the disease is to avoid being exposed to this 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.

PLUS: Beaumont Health launches coronavirus hotline for patients with symptoms

People who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their health care provider immediately.

Question about the coronavirus? Ask Dr McGeorge here.

Learn more about the coronavirus here.

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