California COVID-19 variant identified in Lane County – KEZI TV
EUGENE, Ore. – The “California” variant of the COVID-19 virus has been identified in Lane County, public health announced on Tuesday.
Officials said the presence of the variant was detected in samples submitted to the University of Oregon Genomics and Cell Characterization Core Facility.
This is the first lab-confirmed examples of a COVID-19 variant in the county, but variants have been identified in other parts of the state.
UO spokesperson Kay Jarvis weighed in.
“The work being done is part of…