First case of South African COVID-19 strain detected in this state

New COVID-19 strains are being found around the world, and now health officials have found a new strain of COVID-19 in this state.

Published Tue, Feb 23 2021 2:37 AM CST

New COVID-19 strains are being detected all around the globe, and now health officials in New York have identified a case of a new strain first detected in South Africa.

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According to Governor Andrew Cuomo's Office, the first case of the strain of COVID-19 that was first detected in South Africa has been detected in a Nassau County resident. The new strain of COVID-19 was tested at the Opentrons Labworks Inc's Pandemic Response Lab and later verified at the Wadsworth Center in Albany.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo weighed in on the discovery and said that New Yorkers need to stay vigilant and called on everyone to continue wearing masks and social distance. "We are in a race right now - between our ability to vaccinate and these variants which are actively trying to proliferate - and we will only win that race if we stay smart and disciplined". For more information on this story, visit this link here.

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