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Officials Add Las Vegas To Nevada Areas With India Virus Variant

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas area has been added to places in Nevada where authorities have detected cases of a potentially worrisome strain of the coronavirus found in India.

The Southern Nevada Health District reported Tuesday that a woman in her 20s who had not traveled recently and was not vaccinated against COVID-19 tested positive for the variant subtype.

She didn't require hospitalization. A district spokeswoman said Wednesday there were no additional cases to report.

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