Fort Lauderdale, Florida -The Centers for Disease Control said that in the United States, the Florida coronavirus is a mutated and potentially more contagious coronavirus, accounting for nearly half of the known cases.
The news came as Florida once again broke the previous record of single-day coronavirus cases, adding nearly 20,000 infected people on Thursday.
The variant that appeared in the UK was discovered last week in a Martin County man in his 20s.
The CDC says there are now 22 cases of mutant viruses in Florida. California has 26 cases, Colorado has 2 cases, and New York and Georgia have reported 1
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The map will not subdivide counties or specific locations within the state reporting the variant.
Florida has broken the record for the highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases for two consecutive days. After 17,783 new cases occurred on Wednesday, state health officials reported 19,816 cases on Thursday.
Miami-Dade County accounted for 3,373 of the new cases confirmed in Florida on Wednesday.
The World Health Organization says scientists first discovered this British variant in September. Doctors are still studying the variant, but it is believed that Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are still effective.
Dr. Aileen Marty, an infectious disease expert at Florida International University, told the “Top Ten Local News” earlier this week that studies comparing human blood recovered from original strains and variants showed that those that produced good antibodies Human antibodies also seem to eliminate new stress.
She said: “Based on this, we are very confident that the current vaccine and the latest variant from the UK will still be very effective.” “We have to conduct 100% certainty studies with the vaccinated people, but it looks very Very good, because we already know that the immunity produced by these vaccines is even better than that of the vaccinated people.”
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