A new strain of COVID has now become the dominant strain as infections are continuing to "grow" again across the United States.

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COVID Infections "Likely Growing" In Michigan

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that COVID cases are "growing" or "likely growing" across most of the country.

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As of the publication date and June 4th, 2024, the CDC estimates that COVID-19 infections are either "growing or likely growing" in 30 states and territories," including Michigan.

According to the CDC, the above graphic shows COVID-19 infections are "likely growing" in Michigan, as depicted in the above graphic.

The organization shared that the only state in the country where the infections are "declining" is Oklahoma.

However, there is a new COVID variant that is on the rise as you read.

NEW COVID VARIANT - WHAT IS IT?

CBS reports that the KP.3 variants are "very, very similar" to the JN.1 variant we already know about.

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In an estimation released on Friday, June 7th, the new KP.3 variant "climbed to 1 in 4 new COVID-19 cases nationwide."

During a two-week timeline from May 26th to June 8th, KP.3 accounted for 25% of all new COVID cases, while KP.2, as known as the "FLiRT" strain, accounted for 22.5% of new cases.

How To Prevent COVID-19 Spread

With all of this new information, it is important to continue staying healthy. The CDC shared several ways to prevent the spread of COVID.

  1. Stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
  2. Practice good hygiene and cleanliness.
  3. Take steps for cleaner air.
  4. Stay home if and when sick.
  5. Seek health care promptly for testing and treatment when you are sick if you have risk factors for severe illness.

The Positives During Year One of Covid-19 In Southwest Michigan

It's easy to only look at the negatives but this pandemic has actually done good for a lot of businesses, so lets focus on those for a change.

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