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DHS confirms UK variant of COVID-19 found in Wisconsin – – WISC-TV3

There is no evidence that the new variant causes more severe illness or risk of death.



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January 13, 2021 10:26 AM
Posted: January 13, 2021 10:26 AM
This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange)also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (green) cultured in the lab.
MADISON, Wis. — Health authorities have confirmed that a more contagious COVID-19 variant first identified in the UK has made its way to Wisconsin.
The variant, referred to as B.1.1.7, was identified on Tuesday,…

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