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By Jana Hill
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

New strain of COVID-19 found in Snohomish County

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


Last updated 1/29/2021 at 11:03am

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The new strain of COVID-19, the B.1.1.7 variant, was first detected in London with other mutations. B.1.1.7 is more infectious. Officials are recommending people continue all existing precautions to prevent infection.

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 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 conclusive evi...

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