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Coronavirus cases are on the rise across the U.S., and Michigan is no exception. In fact, Michigan broke a new coronavirus record this week, with the state health department reporting a two-day total of 25,858 confirmed cases earlier this week.

Much of the transmission is driven by the highly contagious omicron variant. While delta has been the cause of most Michigan COVID-19 cases the past few months, that’s changing quickly. As of yesterday (Dec. 30), the amount of laboratory-confirmed omicron cases in Michigan more than quadrupled in five days. These numbers are likely underreported, too. As of last Monday (Dec. 27), Michigan had 54 omicron cases, up from 13 on Wednesday (Dec. 22).

Here are the nine counties where the variant has been found, so far, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services:

Calhoun
Genesee
Kent
Livingston
Macomb
Oakland
St. Clair
Washtenaw

For more information, visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website.

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