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Kansas: Coronavirus variant did not cause prison outbreak


January 31, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A coronavirus variant did not cause a fast-moving outbreak at a Kansas prison that infected dozens of inmates and staff, the state health department said Monday.

Testing determined that the COVID-19 outbreak at the minimum-security Winfield Correctional Facility in south-central Kansas was not caused by virus variants first detected in the United Kingdom or South Africa, said Kristi Zears, a spokesperson for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The state Department of Corrections reported that as of Thursday, the Winfield prison had 14 active cases among st...

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