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State announces discovery of COVID-19 variant in Dauphin Co.

The state Department of Health has announced the discovery of the COVID-19 variant in Pennsylvania.

This is the variant initially discovered in England last month.

The virus – SARA-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 – was confirmed in Pennsylvania in a case out of Dauphin County.

State officials said the person tested positive “after known international exposure” and that state officials opened a case investigation and contact tracing “to identify, inform and monitor anyone who was in close contact with this individual.”

See Friday’s Times Observer for more information.

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