Apr 07, 2021 7:16 PM

Multiple COVID-19 variants discovered in Wyoming

Posted Apr 07, 2021 7:16 PM

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Health has announced multiple coronavirus variants were discovered in Wyoming over the past several months.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Tuesday that the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory recently analyzed genetic sequencing from multiple positive samples collected from residents since November and found at least 40 cases involved the variant found in the U.K., more than 40 cases combined involved two variants found in California and one case involved the variant found in South Africa.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Alexia Harrist said residents should get the vaccine and continue following safety guidelines.