Minnesota health officials say they are now seeing outbreaks of the B.1.1.7 UK variant of COVID-19 in four counties. Multiple infections have been found in Scott County, Blue Earth County, part of St. Louis County, and Carver County. In response, a two-day COVID testing event will be held at the Aurora Community Center today and tomorrow. This follows a slow surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations within the state. Studies suggest the UK variant is more infectious, but all three available vaccines seem to be effective against it.
COVID Variant Outbreaks Now In Four Counties, Including Blue Earth County
By Ashley Hanley|2021-03-22T06:02:26-05:00March 22nd, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!