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Michigan coronavirus recoveries top 60,000

mlive.com — John Tunison mlive.com

Aug. 01--Coronavirus recoveries in Michigan now top 60,000, state data released Saturday, Aug. 1 shows.

The state Department of Health and Human Services releases data on recoveries once per week. Recoveries increased from 57,502 last week to 60,002 this week.

A recovery is defined as someone still alive 30 days after onset of COVID-19 symptoms.

Statistics released Saturday show Michigan’s daily coronavirus cases at 734, the fourth day that daily cases have topped 700. There were seven new deaths, with four coming from a check of vital records.

Michigan now has a total of 82,356 cases since the state began recording coronavirus data in March. The death total is at 6,206.

Hospital data shows that Michigan’s hospitals are at 74 percent capacity for inpatient beds, a number that has remained steady for weeks.

There are 434 inpatients with COVID-19, with 144 on ventilators. By comparison, on July 16 there were 428 inpatients and 107 on ventilators.

In Michigan on Friday, there were 32,486 COVID-19 tests conducted, with 1,135 coming back positive. That results in a positivity rate of 3.5 percent. The rate was the same for Thursday.

Here’s a look at the five Michigan counties with the most confirmed cases to date.

1. Wayne County: 25,631 cases (2,678 deaths)

2. Oakland County: 11,470 cases (1,084 deaths)

3. Macomb County: 9,225 cases (899 deaths)

4. Kent County: 6,472 cases (151 deaths)

5. Genesee County: 2,796 cases (269 deaths)

For more statewide data, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page, here. To find a testing site near you, check out the state’s online test finder, here, send an email to COVID19@michigan.gov, or call 888-535-6136 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

COVID-19 PREVENTION TIPS:

In addition to washing hands regularly and not touching your face, officials recommend practicing social distancing, assuming anyone may be carrying the virus.

Health officials say you should be staying at least 6 feet away from others and working from home, if possible.

Use disinfecting wipes or disinfecting spray cleaners on frequently-touched surfaces in your home (door handles, faucets, countertops) and carry hand sanitizer with you when you go into places like stores.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has also issued executive orders requiring people to wear face coverings over their mouth and nosewhile in public indoor and crowded outdoor spaces. See an explanation of what that means here.

Additional information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

For more data on COVID-19 in Michigan, visit https://www.mlive.com/coronavirus/data/.

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