• covid variants Apr 13

    COVID Variants Raising Questions About Mass. Reopening, Safety

    Lawmakers on Tuesday dug into the details of the various COVID-19 variants that have been spreading around the globe and here in Massachusetts, and began to probe the ramifications the mutations could have on the economic reopening, the return to in-person schooling and more. The COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management Committee and the Committee on Public Health jointly pulled…

  • p.1 variant Apr 6

    COVID Concerns on Cape as Variant Cases Spike

    Massachusetts has 58 cases of the variant, known as P.1, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s the third highest total in the country. Florida leads with 64, followed by Illinois with 59 cases. Of the Bay State’s 58 cases, a whopping 50 are in Barnstable County. There are four each in Essex and Middlesex counties.

  • coronavirus pandemic Apr 4

    Mass. Leads Nation in Cases of COVID-19 Variant

    Massachusetts has emerged as the leader in an unfortunate statistic related to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Boston Globe, Massachusetts now contains the most cases in the country of the so-called Brazil variant, or P.1, with 54 cases that stem mostly from a cluster on Cape Cod. Last week’s public health report showed that nearly half of Barnstable...

  • coronavirus Mar 25

    COVID Variant Cases Rise Amid Spike in Mass.

    The state lab is sequencing three different COVID-19 variants tied to the U.K., Brazil and South Africa to see if they are causing a spike in cases in Massachusetts.

  • coronavirus Mar 25

    COVID Variant Cases Rise Amid Spike in Mass.

    Experts are watching closely as data shows several different COVID-19 variants cropping up across Massachusetts. In Massachusetts, there have been 441 reported cases of the U.K. variant, four cases of the Brazil variant and nine cases of the South African variant, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state lab is sequencing the...

  • coronavirus Mar 16

    Brazil Variant of COVID-19 Found in Mass.

    The first case of the Brazilian coronavirus strain in Massachusetts was detected on Cape Cod.

  • brazil variant Mar 16

    First Case of Brazil COVID-19 Variant Detected in Massachusetts

    Massachusetts health officials on Tuesday announced that the first case of a COVID-19 variant that originated in Brazil has been detected in the Bay State. The variant was detected in woman in her 30s who resides in Barnstable County, the health department said. There was no further information about whether the woman had recently traveled. Three COVID-19 variants, including the…

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