Nebraska Preparing For New COVID Strain

LINCOLN- According to health officials in Nebraska, 5 states have identified a new strain of COVID called the B117 U.K. strain which originated in the United Kingdom.

According to Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gary Anthone, B117 could cause more hospitalizations in Nebraska…

Dr. Anthone said B117 would be covered by the current COVID vaccine and is detected by current COVID tests. Nebraskans are urged to continue to social distance and wear a mask.