Coronavirus Variant Identified in Presque Isle County
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 21:28:33 EDT

District Health Department Number 4 say they have been notified of a confirmed case of the Coronavirus variant, known as "B.1.1.7" in Presque Isle County.

Officials say the individual completed isolation. The case was identified through routine active surveillance by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The variant spreads more easily and is believed to be more contagious.

Despite the new variant, based on available evidence, officials say current tests and vaccines for Coronavirus also work against it. Protective actions people have been practicing before will also prevent the spread of the new variant.


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