Second case of highly contagious coronavirus mutation detected in Oregon – OregonLive
By The Oregonian/OregonLive
Oregon officials on Saturday announced the state’s second known case of the contagious strain of the coronavirus that rapidly swept through the United Kingdom.
The Oregon Health Authority said it was notified Friday that someone in Yamhill County tested positive for the variant COVID-19 strain, which is known as B.1.1.7. The person has no known travel history, officials said.
Public health officials are investigating the person’s possible sources of infection.
A University of Portland employee last week became the first Oregonian identified with the new, more contagious strain of coronavirus.