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Tracking COVID-19 variants in the Bay Area

Local health officials are grappling with tracking coronavirus variant data as COVID-19 cases surge in California and nationwide.  Timeliness is the most significant limitation in tracking the data because of the turnaround time involved in whole genome sequencing, said Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County’s public health officer. Genome sequencing is the process of decoding a virus’ genes, which helps identify variants.  After a positive COVID-19 […]