Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 94,278; Death toll now at 6,334

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 94,278 since Wednesday, including 6,334 deaths, state officials said.

Wednesday’s update represents 616 new cases and nine additional deaths. On Tuesday, the state totals were 93,662 cases and 6,340 dead.

New cases have plagued in the past two weeks, while deaths remain flat in Michigan. Testing has remained stable, averaging more than 25,000 per day, with the positive rate between 3 and 4 percent. The state reported its highest test of one day in total with more than 41,000 diagnostic tests on August 12th.

Hospitalizations have increased somewhat, but remain significantly lower than in April.

Michigan has reported 67,778 recoveries. The state also reports “active cases,” which have been reported at 19,400 since Tuesday. Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 706 on Tuesday.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 1.8 million people in the U.S. have recovered, with more than 5.4 million cases reported across the country. More than 171,000 have died in the US

Worldwide, more than 22 million people have been infected and more than 782,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The true figures are certainly much higher, due to limited testing, various ways peoples count the dead and deliberate underreporting by some governments.

New daily Michigan COVID-19 total since July 14th

  • July 14 – 584 new cases
  • July 15 – 891 new cases
  • July 16 – 645 new cases
  • July 17 – 660 new cases
  • July 18 – 678 new cases
  • July 19 – 483 new cases
  • July 20 – 489 new cases
  • July 21 – 573 new cases
  • July 22 – 523 new cases
  • July 23 – 699 new cases
  • July 24 – 594 new cases
  • July 25 – 437 new cases
  • July 26 – 1,041 * (cases higher due to technical glitch)
  • July 27 – 488 new cases
  • July 28 – 669 new cases
  • July 29 – 996 new cases * (300 cases added from behind)
  • July 30 – 715 new cases
  • July 31 – 734 new cases
  • 1 – 735 new cases
  • August 2 – 426 new cases
  • 3 – 60 August new cases
  • August 4 – 664 new cases
  • August 5 – 657 new cases
  • 6 – 72 August new cases
  • August 7 – 762 new cases
  • August 8 – 698 new cases
  • August 9 – 514 new cases
  • August 10 – 557 new cases
  • August 11 – 796 new cases
  • August 12 – 515 new cases
  • August 13 – 1,121 new cases
  • August 14 – 748 new cases
  • August 15 – 1,015 new cases
  • August 16 – 655 new cases
  • August 17 – 465 new cases
  • August 18 – 477 new cases
  • August 19 – 616 new cases

Latest data on COVID-19 in Michigan:

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that resolve in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with pre-existing health problems, it can cause more serious illness, including pneumonia and death.

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

Here are cases of COVID-19 from Michigan broken down by gender (see here if you do not see the table):

How COVID-19 spreads

Person-to-person distribution

The virus is thought to spread from person to person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with each other (within about 6 feet).
  • By respiratory drops produced as an infected cough or sneezing.

These drops can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or may be inhaled into the lungs.

Can anyone spread the virus without getting sick?

  • People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
  • Some spread may be possible before people show symptoms; There have been reports of this happening with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way in which the virus is spreading.

Dispersed from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects

It may be possible for a person to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way in which it virus is spread.

How easily the virus spreads

How easily a virus can spread from person to person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (easily spread), such as knives, while other viruses are less likely to spread. Another factor is if the spread is sustained, continuous spread without stopping.

Prevention and treatment

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19). The best way to prevent disease is to prevent it from being exposed to this virus. As a reminder, the CDC always recommends preventive actions every day to 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, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Often clean and disinfect touches of objects and surfaces with a regular cleaning of household or wipe.
  • Wear a mask or face mask when in public.

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or pinching.

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People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their health insurer directly.

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