Additional Case of South African Variant of COVID-19 Detected in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County, CA  A second case of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.351, also known as the South African variant, has been detected in Santa Clara County. The individual in this case was tested in early March and the specimen was randomly selected for genomic sequencing. This is the fourth confirmed case of the B.1.351 variant in the State of California. An investigation is under way. The case is believed to have resulted from community transmission and is not travel related. One travel-related case of the South African variant was detected in Santa Clara County earlier this year. Read more on Additional Case of South African Variant of COVID-19 Detected in Santa Clara County.

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