The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jon Ebelt
DPHHS Public Information Officer 

State Health Agency Continues to Work with CDC on Surveillance for Variant Strains


March 24, 2021

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today the state now has 19 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 virus variant strains.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified DPHHS late yesterday (March 16) and today (March 17) of 11 additional variant cases that match two California variant strains and a New York variant strain.

These cases involve specimens of Montana residents that were submitted for testing dating back from January to early March 2021. These 11 cases are from Beaverhead, Cascade, Glacier, Hill, Jefferson, Madison, Phill...

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