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New COVID-19 strain found in Wisconsin

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MADISON (WQOW) - Wisconsin health officials say a second strain of COVID-19 has been detected here in the Badger State.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the second strain was detected on Jan. 12.

They say the particular variant was first detected in England in November and December.

Health officials say it appears this strain spreads easier and quicker than the original strain, but there is no evidence it causes worse illness or an increase likelihood of dying.

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