Coronavirus

Coronavirus in West Michigan: On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice for naming of new human infectious diseases.

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Gov. Whitmer Shuts Down Indoor Bar Service Again
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has shut down indoor service at bars across the southern part of the state citing a surge in positive cases of COVID-19 throughout lower Michigan beginning at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
Bars in regions six and eight - the Upper Peninsula and Traverse City regio…
New Symptoms That Could Mean You Have COVID-19
Several states including Michigan, Florida and Texas are reporting their highest rates of people testing positive for COVID-19. On Thursday, Michigan hit a new high in June with 353 new cases with 18 new deaths and Florida for example had 8,942 new cases a single day record and 39 new deaths...

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