One of four cases worldwide of a potentially worrisome new COVID variant has been detected in Michigan.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, it was tracking a new lineage of the virus named BA.2.86.
The variant has been detected in Denmark, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The World Health Organization announced that the variant is one of seven variants to monitor.
The University of Michigan lab detected a case in its COVID sequencing efforts, according to WHO’s report.
Michigan last reported cases of COVID-19 are increasing but still remain low.