The number of new coronavirus cases in Michigan has continued to rise, with 12,880 new cases and 143 deaths reported over the last week. This is an increase from the 11,755 new cases and 131 deaths reported the previous week. The state’s total number of cases is now at 604,915, with 14,065 deaths.
Michigan reports 12,880 new coronavirus cases
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today reported 12,880 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the state’s total number of cases to 719,040. The number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 increased by 92, bringing the state’s total to 15,511.
Of the new cases, 3,854 were reported in Wayne County, 1,224 in Oakland County, and 934 in Kent County.
Overall, more than 5.6 million Michiganders have been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Of those tested, 13% have been confirmed positive.
All regions of the state continue to experience high levels of COVID-19 activity. The number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 has been trending upward in recent weeks and is now at its highest level since April. The seven-day average for new daily cases has also increased sharply in recent weeks and is now more than double what it was just a month ago.
“The increase in COVID-19 cases we are seeing right now is very concerning,” said Dr. Joneigh Khald
143 deaths over last week
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reporting 549 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Michigan, along with 19 new deaths.
This brings the total number of cases to 37,258 and the total number of deaths to 2,857.
Cases have been reported in all 83 counties, and the death toll now includes residents of 74 counties.
Of the new cases, 299 are from Wayne County, 63 are from Oakland County, 45 are from Kent County, and 42 are from Macomb County.
The new deaths reported include eight from Wayne County, four from Oakland County, three from Kent County, two from Washtenaw County, one from Jackson County, and one from Saginaw County.
How to protect yourself from coronavirus
There are a few things you can do to protect yourself from coronavirus. First, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This will help to remove the virus from your hands if you come into contact with it.
Second, avoid close contact with people who are sick. This includes avoiding close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus, such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If you must be around someone who is sick, wear a face mask to protect yourself.
Third, clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched. This includes door handles, countertops, and other surfaces that people frequently touch. Use a disinfectant wipes or spray to clean these surfaces.
Fourth, stay home as much as possible. This will help to prevent the spread of the virus. If you must go out in public, maintain a social distance of at least six feet from other people.
By following these simple steps, you can help to protect yourself from coronavirus.
What to do if you have coronavirus
If you have coronavirus, there are a few things you can do to help yourself feel better and prevent the virus from spreading to others.
First, get plenty of rest. This will help your body fight the virus and speed up your recovery. Drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated and help your body flush the virus out of your system. You can also take over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen to help relieve pain and fever.
If you have a cough or trouble breathing, it’s important to see a doctor right away. These symptoms can be serious and require medical treatment.
It’s also important to take steps to prevent the virus from spreading to others. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you can’t wash your hands, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched, such as door handles, countertops, and light switches.
As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in Michigan, it is important to remember to take precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. The best way to do this is by wearing a mask, washing your hands often, and staying six feet away from others when possible. If you think you may have been exposed to the virus, be sure to get tested and self-isolate until you receive your results. By taking these simple steps, we can help slow the spread of the virus and keep our community safe.