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B117 COVID-19 variant confirmed in health district


North Central District Health Department has received confirmation that the B117 COVID-19 variant is present in Holt County.

Confirmation was received late Friday, April 2. The variant is present in a cluster of cases related to a recent large gathering. Residents who have participated in recent gatherings are encouraged to monitor themselves for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If symptoms develop, get tested and talk with adoctor or call NCDHD if there are any questions.

This variant was initially detected in the United Kingdom and in the U.S. in December 2020. The variant seems to spread...

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