State Lab Tracks COVID Variants in Virginia

Virginia’s Consolidated Laboratory does more than 9 million tests per year.
(Credit: Commonwealth of Virginia)

The CDC is keeping a nervous eye on COVID-19 – watching for genetic changes that could mean a more dangerous form of the coronavirus is around. 

The analysis is time-consuming, so scientists in Atlanta can only check a small percentage of the cases being diagnosed, but they’re getting help from Virginia as Sandy Hausman reports.

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