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New COVID-19 variant found in Michigan


As Michigan remains a hot spot for COVID-19, a new variant of the coronavirus has been identified in mid-Michigan.

Michigan’s first case of a new coronavirus variant from India was reported in Clinton County Friday.

The World Health Organization calls B1617 a “variant of interest.”

It was first seen in two states at the end of last year and the number of new cases of B1617 is increasing nationwide.

The CDC says some variants can be transmitted more easily and MAY result in MORE severe disease. There's also concern of possible reduced vaccine-induced immunity.