Sarpy Co. confirms more transmissible COVID-19 variant case

Posted at 5:47 PM, Mar 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-05 18:47:17-05

SARPY COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — The Sarpy/Cass Health Department said it confirmed its first case of the B-117 COVID variant in its jurisdiction. This comes one week after the first case of the variant was identified in the state in a Douglas County woman.

See also: Nebraska identifies "U.K." variant of COVID-19; this mutation is believed to be more contagious

The case involves a Sarpy County man in his 30s.

Nebraska is one of 48 states that have confirmed the variant since December of last year.

The department is urging people to continue spread mitigation efforts.

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