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Is the new coronavirus variant cause for concern?

Across the pond, in the United Kingdom, a new variant of the original SARS-CoV-2 virus was first identified. As an RNA virus, the novel coronavirus is more susceptible to mutations, given its weaker proofreading capabilities. The variant, called B.1.1.7., has a handful of mutations — 23, in total — in its genetic code. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (1/15)
1,226 23 %
Total (8/4)
124,667 3,598 %
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated January 15, 2021