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 have 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 circumstances from 22 states. As of March 31, Michigan has additionally recognized 1,468 circumstances of B.1.1.7 variant infections in 51 Michigan jurisdictions and 7 circumstances of B.1.135 variant infections in six Michigan jurisdictions,” MDHHS mentioned.

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 circumstances throughout Wexford, Missaukee, Lake and Osceola counties.

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

Statewide circumstances 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 toes aside from others.

Wash fingers typically.

Ventilate indoor areas.