MICHIGAN, USA — 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 reports 735 cases daily cases of COVID-19 Saturday. The total is now 82,356.
There were seven deaths recorded Saturday, but four of those were from a review of death certificate data. The death toll is now 6,206.
The latest data on recoveries is from Friday, July 31. It shows that 60,022 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 have decreased slightly. There are 434 COVID-19 patients in Michigan hospitals, 144 on ventilators, and 229 in critical care as of July 31.
Michigan is reporting the number of cases at long term care facilities. That data can be seen here.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 734 daily cases of COVID-19 Friday. The total number is now 81,621.
There were eight deaths recorded, to make the death toll 6,199.
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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