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New strain of COVID-19 found in Snohomish County

Two cases detected for the mutation first found in the U.K.


Last updated 2/10/2021 at 11:38am

The new, more infectious strain of COVID-19 is in Snohomish County.

The B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 named SARS-CoV-2 was detected in specimens from two Snohomish County residents, health officials announced on Saturday, Jan. 23. It is likely that other cases exist and will come to light through ongoing surveillance, according to a news release from the Snohomish County Health District.

The advice is the same: social distance, masks, washing hands, maintaining a social bubble that is as limited as possible.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is no conclu...

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