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Harris County Public Health Announces First Known Case of UK COVID-19 Variant in Texas

HOUSTON – Today, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) confirmed the first case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the UK. This the first known case in Harris County and the State of Texas.

The individual is a male between the ages of 30-40 years old in SW Harris County and has no travel history. The individual is stable, in isolation, and will remain there until cleared by public health officials.

HCPH epidemiologists are identifying, notifying, and quarantining all close contacts and are conducting a thorough investigation in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health.

To review the full press release click here.


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