Michigan Discovers 1st Case of COVID-19 Variant From Brazil
Michigan is reporting its first case of the variant from Brazil in a Bay County resident.
The state health department says it’s concerned about the discovery of another variant in Michigan.
Close contacts to the person with the variant are all quarantining for 14 days.
Elizabeth Hertel, Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, says “It is now even more important that Michiganders continue to do what works to slow the spread of the virus by wearing their masks properly, socially distancing, avoiding crowds, washing their hands often and making a plan to get the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine once it is their turn.”
Health officials say the variant appears more contagious. And it might be able to infect people with immunity from either the vaccine or a previous case of COVID-19.