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As Fears Of COVID Variant Grows, Number Of Confirmed Cases In Michigan Steadily Decline

On Jan. 16, the state of Michigan reported the first case of the COVID-19 variant here, now called B.1.1.7.

On that date, there were 2,211 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in the state. On Feb. 9, or 25 days later, the number of daily new cases in Michigan had fallen to 918.

On a cases-per-million basis, the seven-day average for Michigan was 217 on Jan. 16. This number fell to 96 on Feb. 6, the lowest since Sept. 20. Feb. 6 is the latest day for which the state has provided data for seven-day averages.

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