Report details new coronavirus variant cases in Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Health officials have reported a case of a coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa in south-central Alaska.

    A report from a consortium of state and university health officials says the Alaska case was first identified in March in the region that includes Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

    Alaska Public Media reports the document did not say how the person got the virus or whether others may have been exposed.

    Five new cases of a variant first identified in the United Kingdom also were cited in Tuesday’s report and the report included a new case of a variant first identified in Brazil in the Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

     

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