3 new cases of COVID-19 B117 variant found in St. Clair County — here are the details – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich.– Three brand-new cases of the more infectious COVID-19 B117 variation have been identified in St. Clair County.St. Clair County health authorities stated their countys first case of B117 was recognized in February. Now, three additional cases have been confirmed.The cases were found in a male in his 30s, a female in her 60s and a female in her 40s, according to the health department.The male and the lady in her 40s have actually completed seclusion, however the woman in her 60s has considering that died, officials said.The female in her 40s was a close contact of the lady in her 60s, according to St. Clair County health officials.B117 was originally determined in the United Kingdom, but spread out to the United States. Its passed more quickly in between individuals, however theres no indicator that it causes more severe cases of COVID-19, specialists said.Ad”We are doubling down with alternative case investigations,” said Dr. Annette Mercatante, medical health officer of the St. Clair County Health Department. “Suspect cases will be called more often and required to quarantine for 14 days, versus 10.”Since the variation can be more infectious, the infection could potentially contaminate more individuals with less direct exposure. It is essential our locals continue to follow all preventive measures especially as the seriousness of disease and vaccine effectiveness for variations are still being studied.”Copyright 2021 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit – All rights booked.