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  1. About COVID19
  2. Spread
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About COVID 19

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.  

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.

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”.

Cases in Berrien County

The Berrien County Health Department maintains data to analyze cases in Berrien County.  

  • A Data Dashboard tracking Case Counts and Other Statistics is located here.
  • A lot of additional information is located here.

Cases In the State of Michigan

The State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services maintains data to analyze cases in Michigan.

  • They have many datasets and webpage dashboards that are located here.

Cases in the United States of America

The US CDC maintains data to analyze cases in the United States.

Still Have Questions - Call the COVID-19 Hotline 1-800-815-5485

Feeling Sick - Call for virtual screening 616-391-2380