DETROIT – On Sunday, Michigan officials reported the lowest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths since March 23.
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The state reports the lowest deaths in COVID-19 on a single day since March
Michigan officials reported five COVID-1
This is the lowest number of deaths once since March 23, when six deaths were reported just days after the state’s first coronavirus death.
The death toll reaches 5 228
The number Confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan have risen to 54,679 from Sunday including 5,228 deaths, state officials report.
This number is up from 54,365 confirmed cases and 5,223 deaths on Saturday.
The official recovery total is 33 168.
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When the churches were reopened to the public for the first time this Sunday, there were social distance measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Explore Michigan virtually
How about some good news?
While you are a social distance, you can explore Michigan virtually.
The #VirtualPureMichigan campaign will feature live cameras showing places like Traverse City, Holland and Frankenmuth, as well as virtual tours of museums and other related educational experiences.
The virus is believed to be spread mainly from person to person.
- Between people who are in close contact with each other (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory drops produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These drops can land in the mouth or noses of people who are nearby or possibly inhaled in the lungs.
Can anyone spread the virus without being sick?
- Dissemination is possible before people show symptoms. People who do not show symptoms can still carry the virus and can still pass it on to other people.
Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects
It may be possible for a person to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, but this is not considered the most important way of the virus spreads.
How easily the virus spreads
How easily a virus spreads from person to person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), such as measles, while other viruses are not as easily spread. Another factor is whether the spread is maintained and spreads continuously without stopping.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent disease is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive measures to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then toss the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently affected items and surfaces with a regular household spray or wipe.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before you eat; and after blowing in the nose, coughing or sneezing.
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Persons who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their health care provider immediately.
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