• coronavirus Mar 25

    COVID Variant Cases Rise Amid Spike in Mass.

    Experts are watching closely as data shows several different COVID-19 variants cropping up across Massachusetts. In Massachusetts, there have been 441 reported cases of the U.K. variant, four cases of the Brazil variant and nine cases of the South African variant, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state lab is sequencing the...

  • coronavirus Mar 25

    COVID Variant Cases Rise Amid Spike in Mass.

    The state lab is sequencing three different COVID-19 variants tied to the U.K., Brazil and South Africa to see if they are causing a spike in cases in Massachusetts.

  • coronavirus Feb 12

    1st Case of UK COVID-19 Variant Detected in NH Resident

    The first case of the highly contagious United Kingdom COVID-19 variant has been detected in a New Hampshire resident, health officials announced Friday. The B.1.1.7 variant was found in an adult resident of Hillsborough County who had close contact with someone diagnosed with the coronavirus after travelling internationally. Contact tracing has identified close household contacts, but no other community exposures…

  • coronavirus Feb 11

    1st Case of UK COVID-19 Variant Confirmed in Maine

    Health officials said Wednesday that they have confirmed the first Maine case of the highly contagious COVID variant first identified in the United Kingdom. The B.1.1.7 variant was detected in a Franklin County resident who had recently traveled internationally, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “Ever since these variants were first described in the U.K.,...

  • coronavirus Feb 11

    UK Variant of COVID-19 Identified in Maine

    Maine health officials have found the U.K. coronavirus variant in the state.

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