Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases approximately 28,059; Death toll now at 1,921

” We have a crisis in the retirement home. I understand it holds true around the country,” Duggan said.

The city plans to check thousands of people next week, specifically nursing house homeowners.

Duggan said regardless of the numbers from nursing houses, the city appears to be experiencing less cases of COVID-19

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” Our data is showing that we are seeing fewer new cases. However, I still urge care,” he said.

Duggan also said that the TCF Center field hospital presently has 16 patients, keeping in mind that “if this city is disciplined about social distancing, we will not require 1,000 beds there.”

He said only 200-250 beds might be needed if Detroit takes social distancing seriously.

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Person-to-person spread

The virus is believed to spread primarily from person-to-person.

  • In between people who remain in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through breathing beads produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who neighbor or possibly be breathed in into the lungs.

Can somebody spread the infection without being ill?

  • Spread is possible before individuals show symptoms. Individuals who are disappointing signs can still be bring the infection and can still pass it on to other individuals.

Spread from contact with polluted surface areas or things

It may be possible that an individual can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or things that has the infection on it and after that touching their own mouth, nose, or perhaps their eyes, but this is not believed to be the primary method the infection spreads.

How easily the virus spreads

How quickly an infection spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some infections are extremely infectious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as quickly. Another element is whether the spread is sustained, spreading out constantly without stopping.

There is presently no vaccine to avoid coronavirus illness 2019 (COVID-19). The very best way to prevent illness is to prevent being exposed to this virus. As a pointer, CDC always advises daily preventive actions to help avoid the spread of respiratory diseases, consisting of:

  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are ill.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are ill.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then toss the tissue in the garbage.
  • Tidy and decontaminate frequently touched things and surfaces utilizing a regular home cleansing spray or wipe.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, particularly after going to the bathroom; prior to consuming; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Click here for more standards from the CDC.

People who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 must contact their healthcare provider immediately.

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