CLINTON COUNTY, Mich. – Michigan confirms the first case of the new COVID-19 variant. This one from India.
Chelsea Wuth from Michigan Department of Health and Human ServicesVariable confirmed – B. 1.617 – was found in people in Clinton County.
readWhitmer announced that Michigan would ease COVID restrictions, especially when all four of its vaccination goals are met.
A new variant found in India has two mutations in a sharp protein that the virus uses to bind itself to cells. Rakesh Mishra told the Associated Press Mishra is director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, one of 10 research institutes that rank viruses.
He said it’s possible that genetic differences could help the virus more easily spread and escape the immune system.
This is the fourth COVID-19 variant discovered in Michigan.The variant B117, first identified in the UK, is spreading in the state. Because more than a dozen cases were confirmed in January.First case of variant B.1.351 from South Africa. Was identified in MarchThe first case of the variant P1 from Brazil. Found in Michigan earlier this month..
over: 11 issues from Gov. Whitmer’s, 29 April 2021, COVID updates.
Michigan’s overall COVID-19 outlook has slowly improved over the past two weeks after rising to alarming levels in March and early April.
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