Indiana’s Department of Health says a new strain of the coronavirus has come to The Hoosier State.
The new strain is a mutation of COVID-19 that is easier to transmit from person to person. It was first identified in Great Britain.
So far the new strain is not proving to be more deadly or causing more severe infections, but it is far easier to spread and has now been found in Indiana. For that reason, State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box says it’s more important than ever for Hoosiers to continue to wear their masks, practice social distancing, maintain good hygiene and get vaccinated when they are eligible.