The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 295,177 as of Friday, including 8,377 deaths, state officials report.
Friday’s update represents 9,779 new cases and 53 additional deaths. On Thursday, the state reported a total of 285,398 cases and 8,324 deaths.
The update represents Michigan’s highest day in total with 1,263 cases. The state reported 8,51
New COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise in Michigan. Tests have increased in recent weeks with more than 45,000 diagnostic tests reported per day, but the positive rate has risen to over 13% over the past week. Hospital admissions have increased steadily over the past five weeks, including increases in critical care and ventilator use.
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Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 7,025 on Thursday, the highest ever. The 7-day death average was 70, the highest since May. The state death rate is 2.9%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 137,000 on Thursday, near the highest recorded record. More than 138,800 have recovered in Michigan.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 4.4 million have recovered in the United States with more than 11.7 million cases reported across the country. More than 252,800 have died in the United States
Worldwide, more than 57.1 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 1.36 million have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The true numbers are certainly much higher, due to limited testing, different ways nations count the dead and deliberate underreporting from some governments.
New daily Michigan COVID-19 totals since September 10th
- September 10 – 924 new cases
- September 11 – 1,313 new cases
- September 12 – 692 new cases
- September 14 – 1,088 new cases (two-day case count)
- September 15 – 571 new cases
- September 16 – 680 new cases
- September 17 – 829 new cases
- September 18 – 695 new cases
- September 19 – 483 new cases
- September 21 – 1,536 new cases (two-day case count)
- September 22 – 504 new cases
- September 23 – 705 new cases
- September 24 – 982 new cases
- September 25 – 929 new cases
- September 26 – 901 new cases
- September 28 – 1,308 new cases (two-day case count)
- September 29 – 898 new cases
- September 30 – 1,054 new cases
- October 1 – 891 new cases
- October 2 – 780 new cases
- October 3 – 1,158 new cases
- October 5 – 1,407 new cases (two-day case count)
- October 6 – 903 new cases
- October 7 – 1,016 new cases
- October 8 – 1,197 new cases
- October 9 – 1,095 new cases
- October 10 – 1,522 new cases
- October 12 – 1,809 new cases (two-day case count)
- October 13 – 1,237 new cases
- October 14 – 1,359 new cases
- October 15 – 2,030 new cases (number of cases increased due to slowdown in the system)
- October 16 – 2,015 new cases
- October 17 – 1,791 new cases
- October 19 – 2,909 new cases (two-day case count)
- October 20 – 1,586 new cases
- October 21 – 1,597 new cases
- October 22 – 1,873 new cases
- October 23 – 1,826 new cases
- October 24 – 3,338 new cases
- October 26 – 3,881 new cases (two-day case count)
- October 27 – 2,367 new cases
- October 28 – 3,271 new cases
- October 29 – 3,675 new cases (number of cases increased due to network connection issues)
- October 30 – 3,168 new cases
- October 31 – 3,792 new cases
- November 2 – 6,709 new cases (two-day case count)
- November 3 – 3,106 new cases
- November 4 – 4,101 new cases
- November 5 – 5,710 new cases
- November 6 – 3,763 new cases
- November 7 – 6,225 new cases
- November 9 – 9,010 new cases (number of cases in two days)
- November 10 – 6,473 new cases
- November 11 – 6,008 new cases
- November 12 – 6,940 new cases
- November 13 – 8,516 new cases
- November 14 – 7,072 new cases
- November 16 – 12,763 new cases (two-day case count)
- November 17 – 7,458 new cases
- November 18 – 5,772 new cases
- November 19 – 7,592 new cases
- November 20 – 9,779 new cases
Latest COVID-19 data in Michigan:
- Tracing of Michigan COVID-19 nursing home cases and deaths
- Tracking COVID-19 hospital data in Michigan
For most people, coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with pre-existing health problems, it can cause more serious illness, including pneumonia and death.
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Here is a mapped timeline of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Michigan:
- Full coverage: Coronavirus in Michigan
Here are Michigan COVID-19 cases by gender (see here if you do not see the table):
How COVID-19 is spread
Spread from person to person
It is believed that the virus is spread mainly from person to person.
- Between people who are in close contact with each other (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These drops can land in the mouth or nose of people who are nearby or possibly inhaled into the lungs.
Can anyone spread the virus without being sick?
- People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
- Some spread may be possible before people show symptoms; There have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way in which the virus spread.
Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects
It may be possible for a person to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way, whereupon the virus is spreading.
How easily the virus spreads
How easily a virus spreads from person to person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is maintained and spread continuously without stopping.
Prevention and treatment
There is currently no vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent disease is to avoid being exposed to this virus. As a reminder, the CDC always recommends preventive measures to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently affected objects and surfaces using a regular cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wear a mask or face mask when in public.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you are in the bathroom; before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
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People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
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