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Michigan has 5th-highest virus rate in US over past week

It's a trend state health officials say is potentially tied to the increasing prevalence of a more contagious coronavirus variant.
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MICHIGAN, USA — Michigan had the country’s fifth-highest rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last week and is among 14 states where infections rose over the past two weeks.

It's a trend state health officials say is potentially tied to the increasing prevalence of a more contagious coronavirus variant. One in every 602 people was diagnosed in the past week. 

Michigan had the country’s 10th-highest per-capita case rate over the last 14 days. 

Chief medical executive Joneigh Khaldun says Michigan is in a “different place” than earlier in the pandemic because of vaccinations but warns herd immunity is in the distance.

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