Michigan coronavirus cases (COVID-19) up to 63,497, death toll now at 5,915

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 63,497 as of Monday, including 5,915 deaths, state officials report.

Monday’s update represents an increase of 236 confirmed cases and four additional deaths. Sunday’s total was 63,261 confirmed cases and 5,911 deaths.

New cases have increased slightly in the past week, while deaths remain flat in Michigan. Testing has been constant, averaging over 14,000 per day in the past two weeks. There was a slight increase in hospitalizations last week.

Michigan has reported 51,099 recoveries from COVID-19. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 6,300 as of Sunday. The 7-day average increased from 177 (June 15-21) to 290 (June 22-28) last week for new daily cases.

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According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 746,000 have been recovered in the United States, with more than 2.5 million cases reported across the country. More than 125,000 have died in the U.S.

Worldwide, more than 10.1 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 502,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The true numbers are certainly much higher, due to limited evidence, the different ways in which nations count the dead, and the lack of deliberate reporting by some governments.

The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases per day in the US hit a record high of 40,000 last Friday, overshadowing the mark set during one of the deadliest stretches in late April, in a resurgence that has led to some Governors to back down or at least pause the reopening of their states.

The number of coronavirus cases is increasing to new levels in various states in the US and around the world, which could eliminate two months of progress in the fight against the pandemic and cause governments and companies to impose new restrictions.

New Michigan COVID-19 cases per day 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

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that disappear within two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more serious illnesses, such as pneumonia and death.

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

Here is the mapped Michigan County case count and the total number of cases in each US state:

Here are Michigan’s COVID-19 deaths mapped by county:

Here are the Michigan COVID-19 cases broken down by age range (see here if you’re not looking at the table):

Here are the Michigan COVID-19 cases broken down by gender (see here if you’re not looking at the table):

How COVID-19 is spread

Dissemination from person to person

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

  • Between people who are in close contact with each other (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory drops produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can fall into the mouth or nose of close people or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Can anyone transmit the virus without being sick?

  • People are believed to be more contagious when they are more symptomatic (the sickest).
  • Something may spread before people show symptoms; There have been reports that this occurs with this new coronavirus, but this is not believed to be the main way the virus spreads.

Propagation of contact with contaminated surfaces or objects.

It is possible for a person to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus and then touching their mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not believed to be the main way the virus spreads

How easily the virus spreads

The ease with which a virus is transmitted from person to person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (easily spread), like measles, while other viruses are not as easily spread. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading continuously without stopping.

Prevention and treatment

There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The best way to prevent disease is to avoid exposing yourself to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends daily preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illness, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a disposable tissue, then throw it away.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with a household cleaning spray or wipe.

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom; 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 provider immediately.

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