A new, more contagious strain of COVID-19 has appeared in Michigan. Ingham County’s top health official is urging residents not to let their guard down.

Ingham County’s top health official hopes the return of students to Michigan State University next week won’t mean more COVID-19 cases.

Box of COVID-19 vaccine bottles
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The Ingham County Health Department reports a huge demand for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, demand that exceeds availability.

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The discovery of a new variant of the coronavirus in Great Britain, and it’s appearance in the U.S., has experts considering the next steps in fighting COVID-19.

Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail says the state of Michigan will soon begin sending more COVID-19 vaccine to the county.

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More than a thousand COVID-19 patients have been treated and released by Sparrow Hospital in Lansing since March.

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Nearly a thousand health care workers in Ingham County are getting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine every week.


The Michigan State University College of Nursing awarded degrees to more than 40 graduates this month. Those new nurses are entering the health care field at a critical time, as America faces the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A homeless encampment in Lansing is being cleaned up following relocations.

First COVID -19 vaccination at McLaren Hospital photo
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Lansing's two hospital systems are now vaccinating front line workers against COVID-19.