Health Department IDs Missouri's First Case of Virus Variant | KBIA

Health Department IDs Missouri's First Case of Virus Variant

Apr 7, 2021

Missouri's health department has confirmed the first case of a new virus variant in the state.

Health officials on Tuesday announced a Jackson County resident tested positive for a variant first identified in South Africa. The health department says there are also 35 active Missouri cases of a variant first identified in the U..K.

Meanwhile, the University of Missouri is planning to have full-capacity, in-person classes and activities on the Columbia campus for the fall semester beginning in August. University President Mun Choi said the university had 13 active student cases as of Tuesday.