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New Variant Strain Found in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced today that the B.1.1.7 variant strain of COVID-19 has been identified in Wisconsin. This particular variant has been circulating widely in the UK and elsewhere. Researchers believe this new strain spreads faster than the original strain of SARS-CoV-2. There is no evidence that the new strain is more deadly, though it is more transmissible.

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