India COVID-19 variant detected in Shelby County

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 29, 2021 7:27 PM CT | Published: April 29, 2021 12:53 PM CT

One variant linked to India’s recent COVID-19 surge was detected in Shelby County this week, said David Sweat, Shelby County Health Department deputy director.


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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.