Maryland confirms UK coronavirus variant in 2 residents

Maryland has detected the U.K. coronavirus variant known as B.1.1.7 in two residents, officials said Tuesday, marking the first such instance in the state. Officials said both cases involve residents younger than 65 who live in the same household, and that one of the individuals had traveled internationally prior to infection.

Neither of the patients required hospitalization, and additional contract tracing measures are underway, the press release stated.

“Our state health officials are…

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