PAPILLION, Neb. (KMTV) — According to a release from the Sarpy/Cass Health Department, two Sarpy County residents have tested positive for the B.1.526 (New York) variant of COVID-19.
This isn’t the first variant to show up in the area.
"In addition to B.1.5.26 (New York) variant, three other variants have been previously identified in the health jurisdiction: B.1.351 (South Africa), P.1 (Japan/Brazil), and B.1.617.2 (Delta)," the department said.
The department said it’s important to learn about the variants and practice spread mitigation efforts in addition to getting vaccinated against the virus.