Second Case of Coronavirus Variant Detected in Wisconsin

Feb 10, 2021

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A second case of a new, more contagious form of the COVID-19 virus has been detected in Wisconsin.

That’s less than a month after it was first seen.

The so-called U.K. variant was first detected in the state on Jan. 12 and was identified again on Sunday by lab partners of the state Department of Health Services.

Wisconsin chief medical officer Dr. Ryan Westergaard calls the development “concerning” and says there are likely “many more cases” of it in the state.

Fears of variants taking hold come as vaccinations are increasing across the country.