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Coronavirus updates, June 5: Cases reach 58,525; Death count increases by 20

Here are the live updates for Friday, June 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.

Friday's cases

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 284 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total to 58,525. The state also started reporting probable cases; there are 4,928 cases that are not confirmed yet. 

The death toll increased by 20, making the total 5,615. There are 240 probable cases. 

The latest data on recoveries is from Friday, May 29. It shows that 38,099 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 cumulative data here.

The Michigan Department of Corrections has tested every inmate within its system. While results are still pending on many inmates, MDOC reports 3,987 positive cases of COVID-19 and 70 deaths. The Federal Corrections Institute reported 147 cases and four deaths.

The number of hospitalizations has dropped below 1,000, with 617 COVID-19 patients in Michigan hospitals. There are 205 people on ventilators and 321 in critical care.

The latest data on testing is from Tuesday, June 2, and it shows 17,866 total tests were performed. The state recently started separating diagnostic tests and antibody tests; 15,659 of Tuesday's test results were diagnostic.

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

Michigan's case fatality rate is 10%, but health officials say this will likely decline as testing of people with mild symptoms becomes more widely available.  

The state emphasizes that the report of cumulative data is "provisional and subject to change. As public health investigations of individual cases continue, there will be corrections to the status and details of referred cases that result in changes to this report." 

Personal care services to reopen on June 15

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says hair salons and other personal-care businesses can reopen across the state on June 15 after being shut down earlier this year to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, those businesses and places like gyms can restart in northern Michigan next week.

Read more here

Gov. Whitmer to provide update on COVID-19

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun will provide an update regarding the state’s response efforts to COVID-19.  

It is expected to begin at 11 a.m. in Lansing. 

Thursday's  cases

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 206 new cases of COVID-19,  bringing the total to 58,241.

The death toll increased by 25 and the total is now 5,595. The deaths announced include 13 deaths identified during a Vital Records review.

See cumulative data here.      

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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