Michigan Officials Report 1,237 New COVID-19 Cases, 30 Deaths
Michigan health officials are reporting 1,237 new cases of the coronavirus and 30 additional COVID-19 deaths. Of the 30 deaths announced Tuesday, 10 were identified during a vital records review.
Michigan now has 137,702 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 6,928 COVID-19 deaths.
Monday the state was at 136,465 confirmed cases with 6,898 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 October 9, 104,271 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).
Troubling signs in the country’s battle against the coronavirus.
More than 30 states are seeing a rise in cases and new models are projecting the U.S. could see nearly 400,000 deaths by February.
New rise in cases is pushing the national daily average to just less than 50,000 per day in the last week.
That is a staggering 14% spike from just a week ago.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says if things don’t slow down, the winter months could be uncontrollable.
“It’s on a trajectory of getting worse and worse. And that’s the worst possible thing that can happen as we get into the cooler months.”
And a set-back in the effort for a coronavirus vaccine-drug maker Johnson & Johnson says it has paused the advanced clinical trial of its experimental coronavirus vaccine because of an unexplained illness in one of the volunteers.
Abbott Laboratories was granted emergency use approval by the FDA for its COVID-19 antibody test.
Abbott’s test is different from an earlier one and can determine a recent coronavirus infection by a blood sample.
This test may help doctors determine how far along a patient is in their recovery from the virus.
Seven other Abbott tests have also received emergency use authorization during the pandemic.
The coronavirus has come back in full effect in Europe, and now the European Union is taking drastic measures and changing travel protocol.
With the virus surging in over 70% of countries in the European Union they are now adopting a new system to track cases easier.
The EU will now use a “traffic light” type of map to determine whether travel will be permitted in that country.
Red countries are considered high risk.
Orange are at medium risk.
And green are low risk.
Anyone in a green country won’t have restrictions, but people in orange and red countries will have to quarantine on arrival or show a negative test result.
The new guidelines also outline how much notice should be given for travel restrictions, when a country moves between the categories.
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