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Second Case of Contagious COVID-19 Strain Found in State

MADISON – The ​Wisconsin Department of Health Services​ (DHS) announced Tuesday that the second case of a fast-spreading ​COVID-19 virus strain​ had been confirmed in the state. This variant — referred to as B.1.1.7 — circulated widely in England during November and December of last year. The first case of this ​COVID-19 virus strain​ in […]

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State confirms UK variant of coronavirus has reached Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and laboratory partners identified a UK variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in Wisconsin, according to a press release. The particular variant, referred to as B.1.1.7, was first discovered circulating widely in England during November and December of 2020. Based on epidemiologic and modeling studies, researchers believe that […]