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Las Vegas added to areas with Covid-19 variant first identified in India

PTI Las Vegas (US) | Updated on May 13, 2021

The Las Vegas area has been added to places in Nevada where authorities have detected cases of a potentially worrisome strain of the coronavirus first detected in India.

The Southern Nevada Health District reported on Tuesday that a woman in her 20s who had not travelled recently and was not vaccinated against Covid-19 tested positive for the variant subtype. She didn't require hospitalisation.

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A district spokeswoman said on Wednesday there were no additional cases to report.

Eight other cases of the variant were previously identified in northern Nevada, including four confirmed last week in the Reno area.

Published on May 13, 2021

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