B.1.1.7 COVID-19 Variant Detected in Monroe County
April 7, 2021
The B.1.1.7 variant of the COVID-19 virus has been detected in Monroe County. This is the variant that was first discovered in England in November 2020. It was first reported in the United States in December 2020 and first identified in Wisconsin in January 2021. There have been 139 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant in Wisconsin.
A variant is a new strain of the COVID-19 virus with certain of gene mutations that make it unique from the original strain. Variants are common with all viruses since v...