CADILLAC — Heading into the Easter weekend, coronavirus positivity charges are nonetheless climbing.

As of Thursday afternoon, the newest information from the state (March 30) had all 4 counties within the Cadillac Information protection space in double-digit positivity charges. The 7-day averages had been 20% in Wexford County; 26.1% in Missaukee County; 13.1% in Lake County and 12.9% in Osceola County.

Additionally on Thursday, the Michigan Division of Well being and Human Companies confirmed that one other novel coronavirus variant has been present in Michigan. The P1 variant “was first recognized in vacationers from Brazil throughout routine airport screening in Tokyo, Japan in early January,” per MDHHS. “The P1 variant has been related to elevated transmissibility and there are considerations it’d have an effect on each vaccine-induced and pure immunity.”

The P1 variant was present in a Bay County resident.

“As of March 31, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) has reported 172 confirmed P1 instances from 22 states. As of March 31, Michigan has additionally recognized 1,468 instances of B.1.1.7 variant infections in 51 Michigan jurisdictions and 7 instances of B.1.135 variant infections in six Michigan jurisdictions,” MDHHS stated.

Each Wexford and Missaukee counties have seen the B.1.1.7 variant.

District Well being Division No. 10 has beforehand urged individuals to not get complacent about COVID-19 prevention.

On Thursday there have been greater than 60 new confirmed COVID-19 instances throughout Wexford, Missaukee, Lake and Osceola counties.

Wexford County added 23 confirmed instances for a pandemic complete of 1,872. Wexford County additionally added 14 possible instances for a pandemic complete of 177 possible instances. Missaukee County added 18 instances and reached a pandemic complete of 941 instances. Lake County added 4 instances and reached 413 complete. Osceola County added 17 instances and reached a pandemic complete of 1,164.

Statewide instances reached 678,295 and deaths reached 16,141 on Thursday.

MDHHS continued to name for Michiganders to;

Get vaccinated for COVID-19.

Put on a masks round others.

Keep six ft other than others.

Wash palms usually.

Ventilate indoor areas.