CDC-act-now COVID 19
  1. About COVID19
  2. Spread
  3. Protection

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”.


This webpage is being moved from "Active Incidents" to "Past Incidents" and serves as a historical archive.   This is being done in conjunction with the State Emergency Operations Center announcing its demobilization on November 10, 2022.

Do not use the information to make decisions for the present context.  The content was written when the incident was active and is now considered old data or guidance.  

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 was maintained until September 19, 2021.  Data on that date was:
    • Total Confirmed and Probable Cases:  17,066 people (53.87% were Females, 2,600 were under 19 years old)
    • 286 Confirmed Deaths, 21 additional Deaths "probably" associated with COVID19. 
      • 53.75% Males.  (0 under 19 years old) (1 was 20-29) (2 were 30-39) (5 were 40-49) (17 were 50-59) (42 were 60-69) (72 were 70-79) and (168 were 80+). 
  • 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.
  • Statewide Data on September 08, 2022 reflected:
    • 2,907,819 Confirmed and probable cases
    • 39,574 Deaths

Cases in the United States of America

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

  • They have a COVID tracking webpage located here.
  • Nationwide Data on September 08, 2022 reflected:
    • 97,604,763 Total Cases
    • 1,068,667 Deaths