The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to nearly 1,800 as of Tuesday, including 24 deaths, state officials report.
As of 2 p.m., the total number of confirmed cases has reached 1,791, according to the state.
Monday’s total represents an increase of 463 cases, the biggest one-day jump reported so far, as Monday’s final total was 1,328 confirmed cases.
The increase in cases is likely due to more testing and a backlog of testing results now being reported.
The city of Detroit has 563 confirmed cases, which is more than any county in the state, officials said. There are an additional 310 cases in Wayne County outside of Detroit, giving the county a total of 873 confirmed cases, according to the state count.
Oakland County has 428 confirmed cases, the second-most in Michigan. Macomb County, at 225, is the only other county in the state with more than 50 confirmed cases.
Genesee, Kent and Washtenaw counties each have between 30 and 50 confirmed cases. Livingston, Monroe, Ingham and Ottawa counties are also in double digits.
Eight of the 24 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths were in Detroit, with another five elsewhere in Wayne County. Oakland County has had four such deaths, and Macomb and Washtenaw counties have each had three. One coronavirus-related death has been reported in Kent County.
The state updates its totals at 2 p.m. daily. The numbers often do not reflect an individual county’s case count because the counties may report confirmed cases a day earlier than the state. The state is now reporting positive tests as of 10 a.m. on the same day.
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Here’s the Michigan county case count mapped and the total number of cases in each US state:
Here are Michigan’s COVID-19 deaths mapped per county:
Here are Michigan COVID-19 cases broken down by age range:
Here are Michigan COVID-19 cases broken down by gender:
The following map is showing data per state -- click on a particular state to filter the data in the table for a breakdown:
How COVID-19 Spreads
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Can someone spread the virus without being sick?
- People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
- Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects
It may be possible that a person can 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 thought to be the main way 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), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading continually without stopping.
Prevention & Treatment
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
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