Wayne County investigating 4 potential COVID variant cases

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Posted at 7:51 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 20:00:08-05

WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Wayne County Health Officials announced Monday that there are currently four positive cases of the COVID variant B.1.1.7 in the county, and four potential cases are being investigated.

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The positive cases have been identified in residents 35 and over, two of whom recently returned from international travel.

  • 41-year-old male, who recently arrived from international travel, and has since left the country;
  • 42-year-old female;
  • 35-year-old female; and,
  • 35-year-old male, who recently has returned from international travel.

The recent Wayne County numbers bring the state total of positive variant cases to 17. The other cases have been identified in Washtenaw County.

“As we administer our vaccine, it is important for people to mask up, wash their hands frequently, and avoid large groups,” said Dr. Mouhanad Hammami, Chief Health Strategist for Wayne County. “We are vaccinating people as fast as vaccine is available to us. Until then, we need to keep doing the safe practices we know help lower the risk of catching or spreading the virus.”

The four potential cases have been retested and results are pending. All positive individuals have been advised to quarantine for 14 days.
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