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USA: 50 cases of #coronavirus variant P.1 found in Barnstaple County, Cape Cod

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Genetic sequencing of positive COVID-19 cases in the past week in Barnstable County, Cape Cod, has resulted in the identification of 50 cases of the P.1 virus variant that originated in Brazil, according to the state Department of Public Health. That’s all but seven of the 57 cases of P.1 that have been detected statewide, the DPH said. The state’s first case, announced March 16, was a Barnstable County woman in her 30s.

Cape Cod Times report

 

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