The COVID news in Nevada County continues to trend in the wrong direction. During a weekly media briefing, County Health and Human Services Director, Ryan Gruver says, along with an increase in daily case rates, the arrival of one of the variants has been identified in the county.
Gruver says the sample was sent for additional screening back in February, but the required genetic sequencing takes time.
Deputy Public Health Officer, Dr. Glennah Trochert, says the patient was flagged because it was a second occurrence of COVID.
Trochert, along with the entire public health department, says its another reason to keep up health and safety protocols while also getting vaccinated.
COVID variants are expected as the virus continues to mutate.