Grand Rapids, Michigan (Wood)-Michigan has confirmed 722 coronavirus cases and added 26 related deaths to its tally.
A review of death certificates identified 17 of these deaths to find any deaths that have not been reported to the state. These inspections have been conducted weekly for several months.
of Latest data released on Thursday afternoon bring total Since the virus was first detected in Michigan in March, the number of cases has been 85,429. related Died to 6,247.
On Wednesday, a Michigan laboratory tested 26,196 samples for the virus, of which 820 tested positive. The number of positive tests is greater than the number of newly confirmed cases because some people may have to undergo more than one test, but the state said its reporting system was established to ensure that one person cannot account for more than one case. The percentage of positive tests was 3.13%.
Wayne County has been the hardest hit by the virus, with its total number of deaths increasing by 9 to 2,691. It confirmed another 133 cases, bringing a total of 26,209 in the past five months. Also in southeastern Michigan, Oakland County has 11,913 cases (compared to the day before) And 1,087 deaths (there are 2 deaths). There were 9,679 cases (another 109 cases) and 905 deaths (another 5 cases) in Macomb County.
Three of the newly recorded deaths are in Kent County, and 154 people have died. Since the outbreak, 47 more cases have been confirmed, for a total of 6,720 cases.
There were 2 deaths in Kas County, a total of 13 cases. It has 294 cases. One more death occurred in Kalamazoo County, bringing the total number of deaths to 82. It added 10 more cases for a total of 1,472 cases.
The Michigan Department of Corrections has found only one other case, and since the outbreak, the total has reached 4,319. Muskegon Correctional Center is currently processing 155 cases, At least two of them are staff members. Earlier this week, it tested every prisoner in the facility and is waiting for the results.
Bury County Exposure Site
The Barry-Eaton District Health Department also issued a warning to the Michawana camp in Hope Town, just outside Hastings. Health officials said that as of Thursday, five staff and one camper had tested positive for the virus. Another person is considered a possible situation.
It is believed that the exposure occurred on or after July 24 and may have affected up to 250 people. About 180 of them are campers under the age of 18 and they are participating in a sleep camp. Another 70 people are participating in the family camp or staff.
It is recommended that anyone in the camp be quarantined for two weeks from the last day they leave there and pay attention to the development of symptoms.
Since the outbreak, there have been 147 confirmed cases in Bari County and 2 related deaths have been recorded.
Facial mask for child care center
Signed on Thursday by Governor Gretchen Whitmer One Executive order It is required to wear masks in camps and childcare centers. Order requirements:
- Staff and children aged 2 years and younger wear masks on the bus;
- Employees and children aged 4 and above should wear masks in indoor public places;
- Employees and children 12 years of age and older must wear masks in classrooms, homes, cabins and indoor group environments.
The Wimut office said in a press release that the order aligns camps and childcare centers with school regulations.
“Masks are still one of the best ways to contain the spread of COVID-19, and most of us can safely wear them after two years of age,” the state’s chief medical officer, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, said in an interview. freed. “Be a role model for children and prove the importance of wearing masks. Let your children practice wearing masks correctly at home-covering their nose, mouth and chin so that they are comfortable in public. We are all ages All will do their part to continue to slow the spread of this disease and protect our families and communities.”
In addition to wearing masks, everyone is also reminded to follow health and safety measures, such as frequent hand washing and 6-foot social diversion. It is recommended that people who work outdoors, who have symptoms or have been exposed to coronavirus, receive treatment. Get tested.
Several indicators are better
Michigan see Several encouraging statistics The state’s chief medical administrator said on Tuesday that this indicates a downward trend in the spread of the virus. Hospitalization And the number of deaths and the low daily average positive rate.
The number of cases per million people per day is also falling. As of Monday (the latest date the state has listed data) MI start chart, The statewide incidence rate is 35 cases per million people per day, lower than the 60 cases in mid-July. The ratio in the Grand Rapids area is close to 31.
But public health officials say there is still a lot of work to do and warn people not to let their guard down. They want the positive percentage to be less than 3% per day and less than 10 cases per million people per day.