Nearly 2,000 new cases of the coronavirus were reported in Michigan as of Saturday, as the first case of the UK variant of COVID-19, B.1.1.7, was found in a woman in the Washtenaw area. according to the state website and a press release issued by the Michigan State Police (MSP).
There were 1,932 new cases of the virus and 103 new deaths from the virus, making a total of 535,534 cases and a total of 13,804 deaths from the disease in Michigan.
At least 90 of the 103 new deaths confirmed on Tuesday were identified during the landmark note review, which the state conducts regularly.
This number excludes possible cases and deaths related to COVID-19 and includes only confirmed cases and deaths.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Bureau of Laboratories identified a variant in Michigan on Saturday, which is believed to be more contagious.
The woman, who has a case of the new variant of COVID-19, is believed to have recently traveled to England, where the variant originated.
Two new cases have also been found in close contact with the individual, who has been notified of the discovery and is currently in quarantine.
There is no indication that it affects the clinical outcome or disease severity compared with normal coronavirus strains; However, higher transmission rates could see more people hospitalized or increase the number of those who die from the virus if a new variant becomes widespread.
Based on available evidence, current tests and vaccines for normal strains will also work against new variants, as well as current protective measures.
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Health officials have also been tracking test results across the state. So far, 8,902,388 diagnostic tests have been carried out.
As of Friday, a total of 442,408 Michigander had recovered from COVID-19 (30 days after the onset of the disease), a total that the state updates every Saturday.
According to Johns Hopkins University, worldwide on Saturday, the number of cases reached more than 94.2 million with deaths over 2.01 million.
In the United States, more than 23 million cases have been reported with more than 393,000 deaths related to the disease.
Michigan is ranked the eighth state in the US with the highest number of deaths, with New York being the first.
The state is also the fourteenth in the country in cases, said Johns Hopkins, with California first.
Oakland County went first in the Detroit area on Saturday with the most recent cases, 249, and 13 new deaths, making a total of 59,156 cases and 1,712 deaths in the area.
Wayne County is next with 235 new cases and 10 new deaths, for a total of 59,227 cases and 1,895 deaths.
Macomb County was followed by 123 new cases and 16 deaths, for a total of 50,932 cases and 1,678 deaths.
And, in the city of Detroit, 122 new cases were reported, as well as 6 new deaths, making up 27,548 cases and 1,755 deaths.
In mid-Michigan, Isabella County had no new cases and 1 new death, keeping the total cases at 3,345 and raising the total deaths to 60.
Gratiot Regency has 3 new cases and 2 new deaths, with a total of 2,334 cases and 87 cases in the district.
Clare County also cited 1,217 total cases and 57 total deaths, which is the same number as the previous day, meaning no new cases or deaths.
The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) cited 85 new cases and 1 new death, making it 22,295 total cases and 133 total deaths.
Kent County also had, cumulatively, 44,611 cases and 563 deaths, having reported 124 new cases and 4 new deaths.
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