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Coronavirus updates, July 5: State reports 343 new cases, no new deaths

Here are the live updates for Sunday, July 5.
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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.

Sunday's Cases

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 343 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, making the total 65,876.

No new deaths were reported; the total number of deaths remain at 5,972.

See cumulative data here.     

The latest data on recoveries is from Friday, July 3. It shows that 52,841 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 decreased slightly. There are 315 COVID-19 patients in Michigan hospitals, 92 on ventilators, and 180 in critical care as of July 2. 

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

Saturday's cases

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 398 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, making the total 65,533.

The death toll increased by three; the total number of deaths is now 5,972.

State recommendations for COVID-19

Patients with confirmed infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:  

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

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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