Maine’s first case of the new UK strain of COVID-19 has been detected.
The variant was detected in a person from Franklin County who recently traveled internationally. State officials say the strain is more infectious than the one dominant in the U.S.
BREAKING: The Maine CDC has confirmed a case of the UK COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.7, in Maine https://t.co/kpUV2Q5Lrh
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