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Covid-19: New coronavirus omicron variant BA.2 enters Shasta County, health authorities say 03/30/2022

Published March 31, 2022

A new strain of the coronavirus related to the original omicron variant is spreading in Shasta County.

The new BA.2 variant is more contagious than its predecessor, original omicron — which caused widespread infection throughout the North State from late December to February, according to county health data.


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