TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif.- Tehama County Health Services Agency says they have been made aware that a COVID-19 test specimen was determined to be the B.1.1.7 variant.
This variant was first discovered in the United Kingdom and is around 50% more transmissible than the original virus.
The current vaccines in place are effective against the B.1.1.7 variant. Tehama County Public Health encourages people to get vaccinated to help stop the spread of covid-19.
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