99 New Outbreaks of COVID-19 in MI
Last week during Gov. Whitmer's news conference updating coronavirius in Michigan, Dr. Joeneigh Khaldun, (Chief Medical Exec. & Chief Deputy for Health) spoke and she pointed to 99 new outbreaks of the COVID-19 in the state and that they could be traceable to these three activities or locations.
1. Nursing Facilities or Assisted Living. This is where a lot of the first outbreaks happened.
2. Social Gatherings - Weekend barbecues, family get togethers, etc. I know you want to see your family, but be careful and don't let your guard down. There were a lot of new cases after the July 4th weekend.
3. Schools - and this one is most concerning as kids will be virtual at beginning of school year, but what happens later this fall?
And here's a good reminder to KNOW YOUR RISK during COVID-19 below.
So with these outbreaks in Michigan it's important we know all the signs of COVID-19 from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control)
People who contract the Coronavirus will start showing symptoms as early as 2 days and up to 14 days later after exposure.
Most of us know the original symptoms of FEVER over 100.5 degrees, Coughs and being winded with shortness of breath.
We can now add Diarrhea, nausea and even runny nose...which the last one a lot of people with allergies are already suffering from with everything in bloom in Western Michigan.
So let's look at the total list of symptoms so you're up to date on COVID-19... there a now at least a dozen signs of exposure.
- Shortness of Breath
- Loss of smell
- Loss of taste
- Sore Throat
- Runny Nose
- Muscle Pain
- Body Aches
This summer remember to practice social distancing and wear a mask indoors anytime you're around other people. That is becoming mandatory in Michigan.