City releases new data on COVID-19 variants; dozens have UK strain

Pix11-23-Feb 2021

NEW YORK — Fifty-nine New York City residents have tested positive for the U.K. COVID-19 variant as of last week the health department announced Tuesday.The new data was discovered through sequencing done by various lab partners and is now available on the health department's COVID-19 website.The UK. variant — or B.1.1.7 — is considered to be more contagious than other strains in New York City and may cause more severe illness the department said.The department said New York City has........

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