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More Contagious Coronavirus Strain Arrives in Indiana

(Indianapolis, IN) - A more contagious strain of COVID-19 has turned up in Indiana.  The easier to spread strain was first discovered in the United Kingdom then later made its way into the United States.


According to the Indiana State Department of Health, the new strain of the virus found in Indiana was identified Monday in a laboratory.  Where in the state the strain turned up was not revealed.


Officials said the new strain does not produce more severe infections, but since it’s more contagious, it’s more important for people to wear masks and practice social distancing.

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