COVID-19 UK Variant Confirmed in Four DHD#10 Counties
District Health Department #10 says that the COVID-19 UK variant has been confirmed in four of the 10 counties in their jurisdiction.
They say there are 5 cases in Kalkaska, 1 in Mecosta, 1 in Missaukee, and 1 in Wexford.
The health department says that this variant appears to be more contagious, but there is no indication that it changes the clinical outcomes compared to COVID-19.
However, with a higher rate of transmission health experts say it could increase the number of people hospitalized or die due to the virus.
Michigan is one of only two states with more than 750 cases of the UK variant
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, have been exposed to COVID-19, or recently have traveled, the health department recommends that you get tested.
You can find testing locations at www.mi.gov/coronavirustest or by calling 211 or the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136, press 1.