Michigan Reports 523 New COVID-19 Cases, 6 Deaths
Michigan is reporting 523 new cases of the coronavirus and 6 additional COVID-19 deaths.
Michigan now has 75,248 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 6,141 COVID-19 deaths.
Tuesday the state was at 74,725 confirmed cases with 6,135 deaths.
The state is now providing weekly updates on the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19. These numbers will be updated every Saturday.
As of July 17, 55,162 are being reported as recovered in Michigan.
The state defines ‘recovered’ as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset (or referral date if onset is not available).
District Health Department No. 4 (DHD4) has identified two more possible COVID-19 exposure sites.
People who were present at the following locations during the listed time have the potential for exposure:
Pub 27 in Cheboygan on July 11 from 9-11:30 p.m.
Mangoes in Alpena on July 19 from 1-2 p.m.
DHD4 says individuals should monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the date of exposure.
The U.S. is approaching 4 million confirmed coronavirus cases.
But a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns the number of people who have actually been infected is probably twice as many as confirmed. That’s because of an increasing number of positive antibody tests.
Government scientists say this means many Americans have been spreading the virus without even knowing it.
Right now, Florida has the highest death rate of any state, reporting another 134 coronavirus deaths Tuesday.
And in Texas, Hidalgo County is under a stay-at-home-order as more refrigerated trailers are brought in to serve as makeshift morgues.
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut added 10 more states to their quarantine travel advisory because they have high COVID-19 case numbers.
Some of the new states added include Alaska, Delaware, Indiana and Missouri.
The White House says they are planning to hold more coronavirus press conferences over the next few weeks.
President Trump resumed White House coronavirus press conferences Tuesday. It was the first one since April.
This time, there were no health experts by his side at the briefing.
Unlike in the beginning of the pandemic, the president took time to stress the importance of wearing a face mask.
“We are asking everybody that when you are not able to socially distance, wear a mask, get a mask. Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact and we need everything we can get,” he said.
At the conference, President Trump said the COVID-19 pandemic will probably get worse before it gets better.
The Trump administration and Congress are continuing negotiations on the phase four coronavirus relief bill.
It’s estimated to cost a trillion dollars.
Senate Republicans are focused on three main goals for the bill:
- Funding to safely reopen schools.
- Tax credits and incentives for businesses.
- And stimulus checks to Americans.
There is one thing President Trump wants included in the bill, but Senate Republicans are against-that’s a payroll tax cut.
White House officials say an agreement on the next stimulus bill could come by the end of the month.
Amazon is now postponing Prime Day due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The sale usually takes place mid-July and is known to be the company’s version of Christmas in July.
But Amazon said, “This year we’ll be holding Prime Day later than usual, while ensuring the safety of our employees and supporting our customers and selling partners.”
The online retailer says it will share more details soon.
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