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COVID-19 variant looked for as culprit of prison outbreak


January 27, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health officials on Wednesday sought to determine whether a coronavirus variant might be fueling a new outbreak at a minimum-security state prison where inmates regularly work in surrounding communities.

The state Department of Health and Environment has been watching for variants of the coronavirus for weeks, as the state has seen an overall drop in its average number of new cases and deaths. The department has been under increasing scrutiny from the Legislature over how COVID-19 vaccines were being distributed and administered.

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly sai...

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