The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Michigan jumped to 125,578 as of Thursday, including 6,781 deaths, state officials said.
Thursday’s update represents 891 new cases and 19 additional deaths, including 11 from a review of vital records. On Wednesday, the state totals were 124,687 cases and 6,762 deaths.
New COVID-19 cases and deaths remain unchanged in Michigan. Tests remained constant, averaging over 30,000 per day, with a positivity rate of just over 3% over the past 10 days. The state reported the highest total of one-day tests with more than 41
Admissions have increased slightly in the past two weeks, but the number of ICU patients is near the lowest point since monitoring, dating back to April.
Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 867 Wednesday, the highest since April 30. The state’s death rate is 5.4%. Michigan reported 95,051 recoveries. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 22,800 as of Wednesday.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 2.8 million have recovered in the United States, with more than 7.2 million cases reported across the country. More than 207,100 have died in the United States
Worldwide, more than 34 million people have been confirmed infected and over 1.05 million have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The true numbers are certainly much higher, due to limited testing, the different ways nations count deaths, and the deliberate underestimation of some governments.
New Michigan COVID-19 daily totals since August 30
- August 30 – 539 new cases
- August 31 – 451 new cases
- September 1 – 718 new cases
- September 2 – 524 new cases
- September 3 – 685 new cases
- September 4 – 982 new cases
- September 5 – 838 new cases
- September 7 – 1,156 new cases (case count for two days)
- September 8 – 441 new cases
- September 9 – 783 new cases
- September 10 – 924 new cases
- September 11 – 1,313 new cases
- September 12 – 692 new cases
- September 14 – 1,088 new cases (case count for two days)
- 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 (case count for two days)
- 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 (case count for two days)
- September 29 – 898 new cases
- September 30 – 1,054 new cases
- October 1 – 891 new cases
Latest COVID-19 data in Michigan:
For most people, coronavirus causes mild to moderate symptoms that resolve in two to three weeks. For some, particularly the elderly and people with existing health problems, it can cause more serious illness, including pneumonia and death.
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Here is a traced timeline of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Michigan:
Here are the Michigan COVID-19 cases broken down by gender (view here if you don’t see the table):
How COVID-19 spreads
Spread from person to person
The virus is thought to spread primarily 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 droplets can end up in the mouth or nose of people who are nearby or they can be inhaled into the lungs.
Can anyone spread the virus without getting sick?
- People are believed 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 what has happened with this new coronavirus, but this is not believed to be the primary way the virus spreads.
Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects
It could be possible that a person could contract COVID-19 by touching a surface or object on which the virus is present and then touching their mouth, nose, or perhaps their eyes, but this is not believed to be the primary way in which the virus spreads.
How easily the virus spreads
The ease with which a virus spreads from person to person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), such as measles, while other viruses do not spread easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading continuously without interruption.
Prevention and treatment
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent the disease is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends daily preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- 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 touched objects and surfaces using a household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wear a face mask or cover when in public.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
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People who think they have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their doctor immediately.
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