Are there two strains of the COVID-19 virus?

Yes. The strains are identified as Type L and Type S. Type L is a more aggressive strain of the virus and accounts for 70% of cases, and appears to be more prevalent in early outbreaks. Type S is older and less aggressive, accounting for 30% of cases and becomes more prevalent as an outbreak progresses. These strains are still being analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization and require further study.

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1. Are there two strains of the COVID-19 virus?
2. Do my symptoms match COVID-19, or is it something else?
3. Where can I get a big picture view of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas?
4. Where can I find a mask?