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Oregon finds third case of highly contagious coronavirus variant – OregonLive

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The Oregon Health Authority said Sunday that a third Oregonian has tested positive for a new, highly contagious variant of the COVID-19 virus.
Sundays case, in Washington County, comes just a day after the state announced a second Oregon case in Yamhill County. The first two patients had no known travel history, suggesting the virus is likely circulating within the state. However, the health authority said this Washington County patient has traveled outside the country during the exposure period;…

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