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State’s first cases of highly contagious COVID-19 variant detected in Snohomish County – KIRO Seattle

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — The state Department of Health announced Saturday that the first Washington cases of the U.K. variant of COVID-19 have been found in Washington.
This was not a surprise to many of us. And really what weve been planning for weeks now, said Dr. Scott Lindquist, epidemiologist for Washington State Department of Health.
The UW Medicine Virology Lab detected two cases of the variant, known as B.1.1.7, in samples collected from Snohomish County residents.
The Snohomish Health…

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