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Detroit Daily Round-Up 1/18: MI health department says 4% of fully vaccinated residents experienced infections and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Tuesday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend!

Today is Tuesday, January 18, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

State health department says 4% of fully vaccinated Michiganders have experienced breakthrough infections

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According to the most recent data from the Michigan health department, around 4% of all fully vaccinated state residents have experienced a breakthrough infection.

Fully vaccinated Michiganders account for 14% of hospitalizations and around 3,200 cases out of nearly 23,000.

Online orders for free at-home COVID tests to begin on Wednesday

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On Friday, the Biden administration promoted a new website for Americans to request up to four free COVID-19 tests per household beginning this Wednesday.

The administration is purchasing 1 billion at-home rapid COVID-19 tests, and Americans will be able to order the tests online at COVIDtests.gov.

Recent study designates Michigan as 8th-worst state to drive in

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According to a recent study from WalletHub, Michigan has been named the eighth-worst U.S. state to drive in.

The study's method looked at all states to determine which were the most driver-friendly, and measured them across 31 key metrics, ranging from rush-hour traffic congestion, road quality and average gas prices.

Rachel Nagy, Detroit Cobras' Lead Singer, has died

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According to a social media post from bandmate Greg Cartwright, frontwoman of the Detroit Cobras rock band Rachel Nagy has died.

Cartwright made the announcement over the weekend on Instagram.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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