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Coronavirus updates, Sept. 15: 571 daily cases; 11 deaths

Here are the live updates for Tuesday, Sept. 15
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.

Tuesday's cases

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 571 daily cases of coronavirus Tuesday. The total has reached 113,183.

There were 11 deaths recorded, which included five from a review of death certificate data. The death toll is now at 6,612.

See the cumulative data here.

The latest data on recoveries is from Friday, Sept. 11. It shows that 85,513 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 592 suspected/confirmed COVID-19 patients in Michigan hospitals, 82 on ventilators, and 142 in critical care as of Sept. 14. 

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

Sunday and Monday's cases 

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,088 cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The health department combines Sunday and Monday's numbers into one total. Michigan has recorded a total of 112,612 cases since the start of the pandemic.

The death toll, also combined from Sunday and Monday, increased by 10. The total is now 6,601.

See Monday's update 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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