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These are featured stories of how the Upper Delta and Mid-South is combating the Coronavirus as well as resources to help those impacted by the pandemic.

COVID-19 Omicron Subvariant Infections Detected in Arkansas

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Two subvariants of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant are now spreading across the U.S., according to CDC, with a half dozen cases confirmed so far in Arkansas. UAMS Internist Dr. Robert Hopkins, who provides insight, says not enough is known yet about the new strains' transmission rates and symptoms.

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Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.
KUAF is an NPR Member Station and a content partner based at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville