The new ‘super COVID’ variant first detected in the UK is continuing to sweep across the U.S. as more cases have been identified.
As of Tuesday morning, 82 infections have been detected in 10 states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas.
California currently has the highest number of reported cases with 34 in total – 32 in San Diego County and two in San Bernadino County – and Florida is close behind with 22 cases.
New York has the third highest number of cases with Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) confirming in a call with reporters on Tuesday that eight more cases had been identified in the state, bringing the total up to 12.
The strain, known as B 1.1.7., is feared to be up to 70 percent more transmissible and to spread more easily among children.
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Source: Daily Mail