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Coronavirus updates, Dec. 2: State reports just under 7,000 new cases, 81 deaths

Here are the live updates for Wednesday, Dec. 2.
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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.

Wednesday's cases

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 6,955 cases Wednesday. The total number of cases has reached 373,197.

There were 81 deaths recorded. The death toll is now 9,405. 

The latest data on recoveries is from Wednesday, Nov. 25. It shows that 165,269 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.

See the full data here.

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Hospitalizations are rising this week. There are 4,240 suspected/confirmed COVID-19 adult patients in Michigan hospitals, 509 patients on ventilators as of Dec. 2. 

Michigan is reporting the number of cases at long term care facilities. That data can be seen here. The state is also now reporting school-related outbreaks and that data can be viewed here.

Tuesday's cases

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 5,793 cases Tuesday The total number of cases has reached 366,242.

There were 190 deaths recorded. The death toll is now 9,324. The deaths announced today includes 30 deaths identified during a Vital Records review.

Read more here.

Sunday's & Monday's cases

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 10,428 cases Monday. The total number of cases has reached 360,449. Today’s daily case count represents new referrals of confirmed cases to the state health department  since Saturday, Nov. 28. Today's daily case number is a two day total for Sunday and Monday.  Over the two days, Sunday and Monday, the average number of new confirmed cases is 5,214 per day.

There were 98 deaths recorded. The death toll is now 9,134.

► View Monday's updates here.

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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