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By Jana Hill 

New COVID-19 variant in King County

First case of B.1.351 right over the county border


Last updated 2/25/2021 at 12:03pm

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Another variant of COVID-19 has hit, just past the borders of Snohomish County.

B.1.351 variant of SARS-CoV-2 has been detected in King County. No cases of the new variant have been identified in Snohomish County, said Heather Thomas, Public & Government Affairs Manager.

"That case was in King County," Thomas said.

When the first variant came to Snohomish County and began to spread, Dr. Chris Spitters said it was considered just a matter of time before it landed here. At the time, he said no new precautions were advised. The Beacon will inquire on the status of the new variant, during t...

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