Louisiana confirms 2 more cases of UK COVID variant
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health announced Thursday that two additional cases of the COVID-19 U.K. variant have been confirmed in the state of Louisiana.
The variant, also known as SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7., was first detected in the United Kingdom. The first case detected in Louisiana came from an individual in the Greater New Orleans area while the other two cases were detected in southwest Louisiana.
The department is waiting for the test results of 14 additional suspected variant cases.
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