Michigan prison system’s coronavirus variant cases more than triple

2021-03-04T13:56:59-05:00

Cases of the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant inside Michigan's prison system have more than tripled since an outbreak at a prison facility in Ionia last week. Michigan ranks second nationally for the highest number of B.1.1.7 variant cases, behind Florida, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This variant is considered [...]

Michigan prison system’s coronavirus variant cases more than triple2021-03-04T13:56:59-05:00

More than half of all COVID-19 cases in Michigan prisons are in Ionia County

2021-02-18T15:26:57-05:00

Fox News reports that of the nearly 900 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Michigan prison system, more than half of those cases are found in Ionia County. The Michigan Department of Corrections also noted that the UK variant of COVID-19 was found at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia. This strain is believed [...]

More than half of all COVID-19 cases in Michigan prisons are in Ionia County2021-02-18T15:26:57-05:00

Highly contagious COVID-19 strain found at Michigan prison

2021-02-18T15:26:52-05:00

The Detroit Free Press reports that prisoners and staff at a state correctional facility in Michigan are now being tested daily for the coronavirus after the detection of the highly contagious B.1.1.7 variant of coronavirus. The variant, which first appeared in the United Kingdom in September, spreads more easily than other previously identified strains. [...]

Highly contagious COVID-19 strain found at Michigan prison2021-02-18T15:26:52-05:00

Michigan prisons looking for new variants of COVID-19

2021-02-18T15:26:47-05:00

Michigan Public Radio reports that Michigan Department of Corrections is sending test results to labs to look for coronavirus variants. The variant of the virus from the United Kingdom (B.1.1.7) is thought to be about 50% more transmissionable than the original strain. It was first detected in Washtenaw County in mid-January and their are concerns that it [...]

Michigan prisons looking for new variants of COVID-192021-02-18T15:26:47-05:00

MI Prison Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus Variant From UK

2021-02-18T15:26:39-05:00

A faster-spreading variant of coronavirus has been discovered for the first time at a Michigan prison reports Patch.com. The report notes that MDOC officials said an employee at the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia had tested positive for B.1.1.7, otherwise known as the U.K. variant of the coronavirus. It is the first known [...]

MI Prison Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus Variant From UK2021-02-18T15:26:39-05:00
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