Coronavirus (COVID-19) Coverage

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.

LIVE UPDATES: Coronavirus in Lansing, MI

Next Phase Starts Monday; Vaccinations For People 65+
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today that Michigan residents ages 65 and older, along with some frontline workers, will be eligible to receive the Coronavirus vaccine beginning on Monday, January 11th, as the state moves into the next phase of vaccinations. So far, 80% of Covid-19 deat…

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