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Coronavirus updates, July 20: State reports 489 daily cases, 7 deaths

Here are the live updates for Monday, July 20.
Credit: WZZM/CDC

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Here is the latest information on the coronavirus in Michigan, including the number of cases state offices report and other updates affecting West Michigan.

Monday's cases

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports 489 daily cases of COVID-19, making the total 74,152. 

The death toll increased by seven; the state reports 6,126 total deaths. 

The latest data on recoveries is from Friday, July 17. It shows that 55,162 people have recovered from the virus. The state updates this data every Saturday. A recovery is counted as anyone who is 30 days out from the onset of their symptoms.  

See cumulative data here.   

Hospitalizations have increased. There are 439 COVID-19 patients in Michigan hospitals, 88 on ventilators, and 209 in critical care as of July 16. 

Michigan is reporting the number of cases at long term care facilities. That data can be seen here.  

Sunday's cases

In the state's Sunday update, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 483 daily cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 73,663. 

There were two deaths recorded Sunday. The death toll is now 6,119.

Read more from Sunday's update here.

State recommendations for COVID-19

People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe illnesses. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, according to the CDC. The symptoms include:

  • Fever  
  • Cough  
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea 

*Note: This list does not include all possible symptoms. It will be updated as the CDC and health officials learn more about the virus. 

The best prevention for viruses, such as influenza, the common cold or COVID-19 is to:  

  • If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, call your health care provider. If you do not have a health care provider, call the nearest hospital.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.     
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.    
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.    
  • If you are sick, stay home, and avoid contact with others.    
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others when in a public setting.

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