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Coronavirus updates, Aug. 11: State reports 796 daily cases; 7 deaths

Here are the live updates for Tuesday, Aug. 11
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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.

Tuesday's cases

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 796 daily cases of coronavirus; the total is now 88,756. 

There were seven deaths recorded, but two of those came from a review of death certificate data. The statewide death toll is 6,264.

See cumulative data here

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 703 suspected/confirmed COVID-19 patients in Michigan hospitals, 85 on ventilators, and 186 in critical care as of Aug. 11.

Michigan is reporting the number of cases at long term care facilities. That data can be seen here.  

New drive-up coronavirus testing location coming to Grand Haven

The Ottawa County Department of Public Health and the City of Grand Haven is partnering with NxGen MDx to provide drive-through testing on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Aug. 18 through Sept. 8, the organizations announced Tuesday.

The testing will be located at the Grand Haven Community Center.

Read more here.

Monday's cases

In the state's Monday update, 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.

Read more from Monday's update. 

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:

  • Fever  
  • Cough  
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea 

*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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