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UK COVID-19 variant found in Eaton County

Posted at 11:27 AM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 11:27:12-05

EATON COUNTY, Mich. — An individual with the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 has been identified in Eaton County as of late Sunday, the Barry-Eaton District Health Department said Monday.

The health department urges individuals to continue taking precautions against COVID-19, including:

  • Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 when available and eligible
  • Wearing a mask around others
  • Staying six feet apart from others
  • Washing hands often
  • Ventilating indoor spaces

In West Michigan, Kent and Kalamazoo counties have also identified cases of the variant.
The first Michigan case was identified in Washtenaw County in January.

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