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Michigan continues to see Covid-19 case rates fall

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The number of people getting sick with Covid-19 continues to drop – with case levels at their lowest rate since mid-October.  

A surge of cases in the fall caused the state health department to issue several orders to prevent the spread of the disease.  

Chief Medical Executive Doctor Joneigh Khaldun says even though things are getting better, residents should still re-think their plans for watching football.

“Michigan largely avoided a post-holiday surge because we all did the right thing. This Superbowl Sunday please avoid gatherings and if you do gather, please keep it limited to only one other household.”

Khaldun says the presence of the more-transmissible B117 strain of the coronavirus is concerning. So far, there have been 28 cases of the variant found in Michigan, but there are likely more.