• Massachusetts Feb 15

    New Concerns About How UK COVID Variant Is Spreading in Mass.

    While coronavirus cases are trending downward statewide, there are new concerns about the so-called United Kingdom coronavirus variant. The especially contagious strain of the virus is mostly spreading from person to person in Massachusetts, not from international travel.

  • uk covid variant Feb 15

    19 More Cases of UK COVID Variant Detected in Mass.

    Nineteen more cases of the highly contagious United Kingdom variant of COVID-19 have been detected in Massachusetts, bringing the total number of known cases infected with this strain in the commonwealth to 29, state health officials announced Sunday. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, only four of the total 29 cases have evidence of recent travel, suggesting that…

  • coronavirus Feb 11

    COVID Variant Found in Vermont Wastewater

    Vermont health officials said Thursday that tests conducted on wastewater in Burlington indicate that the highly contagious COVID variant first detected in the United Kingdom is likely present in the state. Two mutations associated with the B.1.1.7 variant were found in wastewater testing being conducted by the City of Burlington, according to the Vermont Department of Public Health. That is…

  • coronavirus Jan 21

    2nd Case of COVID-19 Variant Detected in Massachusetts

    A second person tested positive Tuesday in Massachusetts with the more contagious variant of COVID-19 first detected in the United Kingdom, Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel said. Bharel said the case of the B.1.1.7 variant was discovered by the Massachusetts Public Health Laboratory, but she did not offer further details. The first case of the new strain of the coronavirus…

  • covid variant Jan 19

    New COVID Strain Confirmed in Mass.

    While Massachusetts health officials say only one case of the new COVID variant has been detected in the state so far, it has likely been circulating for weeks.

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