Second case of highly contagious coronavirus mutation detected in Oregon – OregonLive

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Oregon officers on Saturday introduced the state’s second recognized case of the contagious pressure of the coronavirus that quickly swept by the United Kingdom.

The Oregon Well being Authority stated it was notified Friday that somebody in Yamhill County examined optimistic for the variant COVID-19 pressure, which is named B.1.1.7. The particular person has no recognized journey historical past, officers stated.

Public well being officers are investigating the particular person’s doable sources of an infection.

A College of Portland worker final week turned the first Oregonian recognized with the brand new, extra contagious pressure of coronavirus.

Federal officers say the pressure is much extra transmissible than the usual coronavirus and can possible make up a bulk of U.S. infections by March.

Vaccines authorised for the coronavirus are thought to work just as effectively against the new strain.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 195 recognized instances of the variant pressure nationwide Friday. That determine doesn’t embrace Oregon’s second case.

— The Oregonian/OregonLive

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