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Coronavirus updates, Jan. 13: 2,694 daily cases, 32 deaths reported Wednesday

Here are the live updates for Wednesday, Jan. 13
Credit: WZZM/CDC

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 State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 2,694 confirmed daily cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. There have been a total of 528,306 cases announced since mid-March. 

There were 32 COVID-19 deaths reported Wednesday. In Michigan, the death toll is 13,533 from the virus. 

The latest data on recoveries is from Friday, Jan. 8. It shows that 415,079 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.

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.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to provide COVID-19 update

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS Director Robert Gordon, and Michigan’s Chief Operating Officer Tricia Foster will provide an update regarding COVID-19 and the continued efforts to slow the spread of the virus at 12 p.m. Wednesday.

Dine-in restaurant ban expected to continue for 2 more weeks, says MLBA

The Michigan Licensed Beverage Association said Tuesday it expects the governor to reopen restaurants for dine-in services by February 1.

The association posted on Facebook that it talked with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and she will have an announcement at her press conference Wednesday related to bars and restaurants reopening.

Read more here.

Tuesday's cases 

On Tuesday, MDHHS reported a daily case count of 1,994. The total case count is 525,612. 

The death toll is at 13,501 with 100 deaths reported for Tuesday. The deaths announced include 50 deaths identified during a Vital Records review.

Read more 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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