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Coronavirus updates, June 11: State records 218 new cases, 26 deaths

Here are the live updates for Thursday, June 11.
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.

Thursday's cases

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports 218 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases is now 59,496.

The death count increased by 26, making the total 5,737.

See cumulative data here.

Hospitalizations continue to drop. There are 433 COVID-19 patients in Michigan hospitals, 150 on ventilators, and 248 in critical care. 

The latest data on recoveries is from Friday, June 5. It shows that 42,041 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.  

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

The state emphasizes that the report of cumulative data is "provisional and subject to change. As public health investigations of individual cases continue, there will be corrections to the status and details of referred cases that result in changes to this report."

Newaygo County health dept. putting on COVID-19 testing drive-thru this weekend

District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) is offering free, drive-thru community testing for COVID-19. 

The 2-day drive-thru event is in collaboration with the Michigan National Guard, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Local Law Enforcement and Emergency Management.

Read more here.

Meijer to start accepting bottle, can returns on June 15

Meijer announced Thursday that it will begin accepting beverage containers for return on Monday, June 15 at its Michigan stores after temporarily discontinuing returns in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Retailers will need to take additional action around sanitization and social distancing to accommodate the expected return of large quantities of bottles and cans that have been stockpiled during the pandemic. 

Read more here.

Michigan's eviction suspension expires Thursday 

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer loosens restrictions that have been in place for weeks since the COVID-19 outbreak, the executive order that temporarily suspended evictions across the state of Michigan is set to expire on June 11 at 11:59 p.m. The governor first issued the order at the end of March.  

Read more here.

$4.35M awarded to 74 businesses in first round of state's small business relief loans

Working in partnership with nine local economic development organizations, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has awarded $4.35 million to 74 small businesses in 40 counties across Michigan in the first round of low-interest loans awarded through the Michigan Small Business Relief Program, MEDC announced Thursday.

Thursday's support builds on $10 million in grants awarded to more than 2,700 businesses through the program last month.

Read more here.

Wednesday's cases

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 171 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases is now 59,278. The death count increased by 13, making the total 5,711.

See cumulative data here.

State recommendations for COVID-19

Patients with confirmed infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:  

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

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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