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New virus variant found in Shasta County as death toll hits 200 03/24/2021

Published March 26, 2021

A more contagious coronavirus variant has been found for the first time in Shasta County, prompting a warning from public health officials Wednesday.

B117, also known as the UK variant, was recently detected in Butte County. The variant, which spreads quicker, is also believed to cause more severe illness.

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