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Reno Area Confirms 1st Case Of Variant That Originated In UK

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed northern Nevada's first case of a COVID-19 variant that was first detected in the United Kingdom.

Washoe County's health district officer says they are trying to determine if the infection linked to a large gathering in the county that includes Reno and Sparks may have been spread to others.

Kevin Dick announced late Friday that the new case is linked to a gathering involving over 60 people. Seventeen additional cases have been linked to the same event.

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It's not yet known whether they have the variant. Metro Las Vegas has at least eight cases related to the variant. Nevada on Saturday reported 442 additional COVID-19 cases and 20 more deaths.