New COVID-19 variant found in North Carolina. What makes it more contagious?

  • By cvbizz
  • January 25, 2021
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A new, more infectious strain of coronavirus was found in Mecklenburg County.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services says the first identified case was confirmed by Mako Medical Laboratories in an adult in Mecklenburg County.

But what makes it more contagious? Scientists say it all comes down to mutations.

All viruses change and adapt over time, and this new variant of the virus has a mutation that makes it easier for it to attach to our cells and infect us.

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