Two new variants of COVID-19 found in Mississippi, MSDH reports

Two new variants of COVID-19 found in Mississippi, MSDH reports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Mississippi is reporting its first identified cases of two California COVID-19 variant strains in Mississippi.

According to the Mississippi Department of Health, four cases of B.1.427 variant and three cases of B.1.429 variant were found.

Earlier in March, a South African COVID-19 variant was found in Mississippi residents.

“Like other previously identified COVID-19 variant strains of concern, these strains have shown increased transmissibility, potential evidence of reduced protection from vaccines, and resistance to one or more monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19 infection,” the health department tweeted.

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