COVID-19

Breakthrough Delta infection found in W. Michigan

A vaccinated adult in Ottawa County has tested positive for the dangerous Delta variant.

State health officials have discovered a new case of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in West Michigan. The discovery is especially alarming because the infected person has already been vaccinated against COVID-19.

The new case was discovered in a person in Ottawa County. The person is in their 50s and had recently traveled within the U.S.

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The Delta variant was first discovered in India and has been blamed for a huge surge of new cases in that country in the spring.

Delta is thought to be much more transmissible than other variants of the coronavirus – even more than the Alpha variant that is now dominant in Michigan.

While this person contracted the virus even after being vaccinated, health experts maintain that the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are effective at protecting people from the Delta variant. Studies are currently being done with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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