Florida Becomes 3rd U.S. State To Identify New Coronavirus Variant

The Florida Department of Health said officials are working alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to find out how a 20-something-year-old man contracted the brand-new, more infectious coronavirus stress that was first discovered in the U.K.

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The Florida Department of Health said authorities are working alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to figure out how a 20-something-year-old guy contracted the brand-new, more contagious coronavirus strain that was first found in the U.K.

Lynne Sladky/AP

Previously this month, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis informed Floridians they ought to not expect any additional lockdowns or mask mandates throughout the pandemic, saying such measures are “completely off the table.”

Florida is the 3rd U.S. state to announce it has a case of the more infectious coronavirus stress that first emerged in the United Kingdom.

Florida has proof of the first recognized case of the UK COVID-19 version in Martin County.– Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) January 1, 2021

Officials state Florida has had over 1,300,000 cases of the coronavirus and more than 21,000 deaths.

Florida health authorities prompted residents to follow public health orders and “continue practicing COVID-19 mitigation” to avoid more spread of the virus.

” The lie of the lockdown was that if you just locked down, then you can beat the infection,” he stated. “Then why are people needing to lockdown two or 3 times then?”

Florida has evidence of the very first determined case of the UK COVID-19 version in Martin County.– Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) January 1, 2021

Describing reports of the anomaly in California, Fauci said, “This is something thats anticipated.”

The males medical diagnosis follows a comparable case identified in California on Wednesday in which a male client, likewise in his 20s, had actually not invested any time outside of the U.S. in the weeks prior to his illness.

Florida officials stated they are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the case.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nations top contagious disease professional, on Wednesday stated that he expected the new variation is likely present in multiple states.

There is no proof to suggest the brand-new pressure is more lethal, nor is there research study suggesting it is resistant to the effects of the vaccines that are being administered across the nation.

The first two cases in the U.S. also adhere to that pattern. 2 male members of the Colorado National Guard tested favorable for the brand-new strain– referred to as B. 1.1.7 or VUI-202012/ 01– and neither noted global travel. At least among the 2 guys is in his 20s.

A male in his 20s, with no history of travel, tested positive for the altered coronavirus. The state Department of Health said he is in Martin County.

The first 2 cases in the U.S. likewise adhere to that pattern. Two male members of the Colorado National Guard tested favorable for the brand-new stress– referred to as B. 1.1.7 or VUI-202012/ 01– and neither reported global travel.