Michigan Officials Report 1,536 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Deaths
Michigan health officials are reporting 1,536 new cases of the coronavirus and 12 additional COVID-19 deaths.
Today’s numbers include data from both Sunday and Monday.
Michigan now has 117,406 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 6,665 COVID-19 deaths.
Saturday the state was at 115,870 confirmed cases with 6,653 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 September 18, 90,216 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 #10 (DHD#10) has released information about a possible public exposure site in Manistee County.
DHD#10 says an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 visited The Painted Lady Saloon while potentially contagious.
If you at The Painted Lady Saloon during the times listed, you’re asked to monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the date of exposure:
The Painted Lady Saloon, Manistee
Sept. 16 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 17 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Anyone that is self-monitoring as a result should keep away from family, close contacts, and roommates as much as possible.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever or chills, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and recent loss of taste or smell.
As Central Michigan University continues to fight COVID-19 cases on campus, they are now looking to start a surveillance testing program.
The university is looking for asymptomatic students, faculty and staff to take part in the program.
CMU’s surveillance pooled testing is similar to what the CDC recommends. Samples from multiple people are combined before being tested for the virus.
If a sample comes back positive, each sample is then tested separately to find out which case is infected.
CMU says the goal is to test about 5% of the campus starting Tuesday, and then continue testing for at least four weeks.
CMU says there currently about nine active cases out of the 207 confirmed.
The U.S. is about to reach a heartbreaking milestone.
Just eight months after the pandemic broke out in the U.S, nearly 200,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus. Brazil is the next closest country with almost 137,000.
There has been a sharp increase in coronavirus cases worldwide, and a dozen U.S. states are seeing a spike in coronavirus deaths.
Now more and more mass gatherings are causing concern from many of the nation’s top experts.
This weekend, thousands of bikers packed Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks.
But former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the public cannot let its guard down because the virus is anything but gone.
“I think we have one more cycle with this virus heading into the fall and winter…There’s an unmistakable spike in new infections,” he says.
Nearly 50,000 new cases were reported nationwide Friday.
But Europe is also dealing with a large surge in cases.
Spain is seeing a 30% higher infection rate than their previous peak.
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