Health Officials Confirm U.K. COVID-19 Variant in Illinois

Health Officials Confirm U.K. COVID-19 Variant in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The variant COVID-19 strain found in the United Kingdom was confirmed in Illinois Thursday.

The new strain was first found in Colorado about two weeks ago and has been appeared in several other states.

State Public Health Director Doctor Ngozi Ezike said it’s not unexpected, but cautioned citizens about it’s spread.

 

Ezike noted the new variant will likely become the predominant strain in coming months.

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