GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Here is the latest information on the coronavirus in Michigan, including the number of cases state offices report and other updates affecting West Michigan.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 557 daily cases of coronavirus Monday, making the total 87,960.
The death toll rose by 8; the total is now 6,257.
The latest data on recoveries is from Friday, Aug. 7. It shows that 63,636 people have recovered from the virus. The state updates this data every Saturday. A recovery is counted as anyone who is 30 days out from the onset of their symptoms.
Hospitalizations are fluctuating. There are 460 COVID-19 patients in Michigan hospitals, 132 on ventilators, and 243 in critical care as of Aug. 3.
Michigan is reporting the number of cases at long term care facilities. That data can be seen here.
Whitmer order extends safety measures for grocery stores, nursing homes, pharmacies
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Monday to extend protections for workers in grocery stores, pharmacies and long-term care facilities.
These orders were originally put into place in April, and the governor has extended them to ensure safety for frontline workers. This includes two hours a week of reserved shopping time for vulnerable populations.
These protections continue through Sept. 7.
In the state's Sunday update, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 514 daily cases of COVID-19 Sunday. The total is now 87,403.
The cumulative death count dropped by one. The state health department said two additional deaths were recorded Sunday, but three cases previously marked as deceased were corrected by local health jurisdictions.
The death toll is 6,249 with those corrections.
State recommendations for COVID-19
People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe illnesses. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, according to the CDC. The symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Nausea or vomiting
*Note: This list does not include all possible symptoms. It will be updated as the CDC and health officials learn more about the virus.
The best prevention for viruses, such as influenza, the common cold or COVID-19 is to:
- If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, call your health care provider. If you do not have a health care provider, call the nearest hospital.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- If you are sick, stay home, and avoid contact with others.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others when in a public setting.
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