(ORDO NEWS) — In the United States, they found a strain of coronavirus codenamed B.1.1.7, which spreads many times faster than standard forms. Its infectivity is high. Interestingly, the modified virus was found in a Michigan prison.
The super-infectious strain is reportedly now spreading at Bellamy Creek American Correctional Facility in Ionia. Prison staff were ordered to take a coronavirus test every day. Similar measures have been taken with regard to the Duane Waters Health Center in Jackson and Macomb Correctional Facility in Lenox.
At Bellamy Creek there were several prisoners with severe symptoms. It was decided to transfer them to Dwayne Waters and Macomb. The first infected strain B.1.1.7 was a prison officer.
For the entire time of the pandemic, 485 prisoners have caught the virus. A plan is now being developed to isolate people with clearly worse conditions. They plan to allocate apartments for the workers so that they do not put their relatives at risk.
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