Michigan coronavirus affected person being handled at U-M Hospital in Ann Arbor
DETROIT – The state of Michigan has confirmed its first circumstances of the brand new coronavirus, COVID-19. One is being handled in Ann Arbor.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer introduced the primary circumstances throughout a press convention late Tuesday evening in Lansing. The 2 circumstances are in Oakland and Wayne counties.
The Oakland County girl had traveled internationally. The Wayne County man had traveled domestically. Each are hospitalized. Each have been described as “middle-aged.”
One of many two Michigan residents who’ve examined constructive for the COVID-19 virus is an inpatient on the College of Michigan Well being System. They launched this assertion:
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“A affected person with confirmed COVID-19 is an inpatient on the College of Michigan Well being System. The affected person is in secure situation.
We’re assured that we’re utilizing correct precautions with this affected person who was rigorously remoted to reduce the danger of publicity to our staff and sufferers.
Based mostly on that, danger of an infection is low for our staff and guests, even should you work in our hospitals or close to the unit the place the affected person is remoted. Danger is taken into account excessive when you have extended publicity to somebody with signs with out acceptable protecting gear.”
The Oakland County girl was hospitalized and is “doing properly,” officers mentioned on Wednesday. She was examined on Tuesday. Total, 70 residents have been evaluated for COVID-19 in Oakland County, with 35 damaging outcomes, and 34 pending outcomes.
Whitmer has declared a state of emergency in response to the primary circumstances. Each circumstances have to be confirmed by the CDC.
“We’re taking each step we will to mitigate the unfold of the virus and hold Michiganders secure,” mentioned Governor Whitmer. “I’ve declared a state of emergency to harness all of our sources throughout state authorities to sluggish the unfold of the virus and defend households. It’s essential that each one Michiganders proceed to take preventative measures to decrease their danger, and to share this info with their pals, household, and colleagues.”
As of March 10, 493 circumstances have been referred for monitoring so far, with 87 below energetic monitoring for the virus. 57 assessments have returned damaging.
“This affected person in Wayne County is at present below isolation. Our Public Well being Division is working to determine people who might have come into shut contact with the affected person so we will take acceptable steps and monitor them carefully,” mentioned Wayne County Government Warren C. Evans. “We’re persevering with to collaborate with the state well being division and advocate residents proceed to follow prevention measures to sluggish the unfold of COVID-19.”
“Oakland County and our Well being Division will examine the circumstances round this case so we perceive if there are any potential shut contacts,” mentioned Oakland County Government Dave Coulter. “We should all as people and communities proceed our prevention and preparedness methods as we hope for a full restoration for this member of the neighborhood.”
Michigan is ready to conduct testing for coronavirus at a state lab. Michigan is getting ready for the opportunity of the coronavirus making its method to the state. An Emergency Operations Heart in Lansing went into motion in February on the request of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Michigan is ready to supply same-day testing turnaround.
CDC testing standards expanded to incorporate any individuals, together with healthcare employees, who’ve had shut contact with a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 affected person inside 14 days of symptom onset, or a historical past of journey to one of many affected geographic areas inside 14 days of symptom onset. Affected areas embrace China, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea.
The virus has contaminated greater than 800 individuals within the U.S. and killed at the very least 29, with one state after one other recording its first infections in fast succession. New Jersey reported ts first coronavirus dying Tuesday. Worldwide, practically 120,000 have been contaminated and over 4,200 have died.
For most individuals, the virus causes solely gentle or reasonable signs comparable to fever and cough. For some, particularly older adults and folks with present well being issues, it might trigger extra extreme sickness, together with pneumonia. Most individuals get better in a matter of weeks, as has occurred with three-quarters of these contaminated in mainland China.
Be taught rather more about coronavirus from Dr. Frank McGeorge within the video under.
How COVID-19 Spreads
Particular person-to-person unfold
The virus is believed to unfold primarily from person-to-person.
- Between people who find themselves in shut contact with each other (inside about 6 toes).
- By way of respiratory droplets produced when an contaminated individual coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land within the mouths or noses of people who find themselves close by or probably be inhaled into the lungs.
Can somebody unfold the virus with out being sick?
- Individuals are regarded as most contagious when they’re most symptomatic (the sickest).
- Some unfold is likely to be attainable earlier than individuals present signs; there have been experiences of this occurring with this new coronavirus, however this isn’t regarded as the primary means the virus spreads.
Unfold from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects
It could be attainable that an individual can get COVID-19 by touching a floor or object that has the virus on it after which touching their very own mouth, nostril, or probably their eyes, however this isn’t regarded as the primary means the virus spreads.
How simply the virus spreads
How simply a virus spreads from person-to-person can fluctuate. Some viruses are extremely contagious (unfold simply), like measles, whereas different viruses don’t unfold as simply. One other issue is whether or not the unfold is sustained, spreading frequently with out stopping.
Prevention & Remedy
There’s at present no vaccine to stop coronavirus illness 2019 (COVID-19). The easiest way to stop sickness is to keep away from being uncovered to this virus. Nonetheless, as a reminder, CDC all the time recommends on a regular basis preventive actions to assist stop the unfold of respiratory illnesses, together with:
- Keep away from shut contact with people who find themselves sick.
- Keep away from touching your eyes, nostril, and mouth.
- Keep dwelling when you’re sick.
- Cowl your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue within the trash.
- Clear and disinfect continuously touched objects and surfaces utilizing a daily family cleansing spray or wipe.
Wash your arms typically with cleaning soap and water for at the very least 20 seconds, particularly after going to the toilet; earlier than consuming; and after blowing your nostril, coughing, or sneezing.
Individuals who suppose they could have been uncovered to COVID-19 ought to contact their healthcare supplier instantly.
Present danger evaluation from CDC:
- For most individuals, the quick danger of being uncovered to the virus that causes COVID-19 is regarded as low. This virus shouldn’t be at present widespread in america, the CDC says.
- Individuals in locations the place ongoing neighborhood unfold of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been reported are at elevated danger of publicity, with enhance in danger depending on the placement.
- Healthcare employees caring for sufferers with COVID-19 are at elevated danger of publicity.
- Shut contacts of individuals with COVID-19 are also at elevated danger of publicity.
- Vacationers getting back from affected worldwide places the place neighborhood unfold is going on are also at elevated danger of publicity, with enhance in danger depending on the placement.
Questions on coronavirus? Ask Dr. McGeorge
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