Lincoln’s Virus Variant Case Count Increases

(KFOR NEWS  April 20, 2021)   Three more COVID-19 variant cases have been confirmed in Lancaster County – all B.1.1.7 also known as the U.K. variant.  The variants were identified through special testing at the Nebraska Public Health Lab, and LLCHD is currently investigating.

A total of 31 cases of COVID-19 variants have now been identified in Lancaster County:

  • B.1.427/B.1.429 – California variants, 6 cases
  • B.1.1.7 – U.K. variant, 24 cases
  • B.1.351 – South Africa variant, 1 case

Variants can spread more easily and quickly and they can lead to more cases of COVID-19. Residents are urged to continue preventive actions to control the spread of COVID-19 and its variants in the community, which include getting the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it’s available to you.

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