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New York state has found its first case of the U.K. variant of coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
A man in his 60s who lives in Saratoga County in upstate New York tested positive for the B117 variant, Cuomo said. The man had not traveled recently, which suggests it was the result of community spread, Cuomo said on a conference call.
The article goes on to state the following:
The state has done about 5,000 tests looking for the new strain, Cuomo said. The new strain is more transmittable, he said, which could be a problem as the state deals with rising hospitalizations.
“An individual from Saratoga County, New York, tested positive for the strain,” Governor Cuomo tweeted. “The individual had no known travel history.”
According to the report, the man is affiliated with a store in Saratoga Springs called N. Fox Jewelers, and there are three other coronavirus cases stemming from the store.
The state has not yet confirmed whether those cases are also B117, and are asking anyone who was at the store between Dec. 18 and Dec. 24 to get tested.
NEW: The Wadsworth Lab has confirmed New York State’s first case of the U.K. variant (B.1.1.7) of the virus that causes COVID.
An individual from Saratoga County, New York, tested positive for the strain. The individual had no known travel history.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 4, 2021
New York state has found its first case of the U.K. variant of coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo said https://t.co/iZFtUVDpOI
— Bloomberg (@business) January 4, 2021
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