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Public health officials confirm first Illinois case of the UK coronavirus variant

January 15, 2021 - 22:10

Illinois and Chicago public health officials announced Friday the discovery of the first case in Illinois of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7, first identified in the United Kingdom. The case was identified by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine through sequencing analysis of a specimen from bio-banked samples of COVID-19 positive tests.

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