UPMC health officials are researching the new COVID-19 variant

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UPMC health officials are researching the new COVID-19 variant.

This variant spreads more easily and quickly from person to person.

The first confirmed case of the new strain was found in Dauphin County.

Those exposed may have milder symptoms of COVID-19 like a runny nose, headache, cough, or chills.

UPMC Health officials said the research of this strain is incredibly complex.

“There are efforts within the UPMC Pittsburgh Hospital to review the variant, however we haven’t found that strain yet in any of patients,” said Emily Shears, Epidemiologist at UPMC Hamot.

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