LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – The Division of Effectively being and Human Providers in Nebraksa has confirmed the first known case of the U.K. variant of COVID-19 in the narrate.
The individual is a girl in her 20s and is a resident of Douglas County.
“The narrate has lengthy acknowledged that we suspected these new variants of this virus gain been circulating in Nebraska and now we gain been vigilant in our genomic sequencing efforts to snappy name new variants to slack the spread. Masking, distancing, and getting vaccinated remain our easiest defenses against these new variants,” Nebraska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gary Anthone acknowledged.
This mumble variant has been learned in 45 other states and is more with out nervousness transmitted, but each Pfizer and Moderna vaccines gain proven effective against it.
The Johnson and Johnson vaccine which is anticipated to be authorized soon has additionally been proven effective against it, as successfully.
Case investigation and contact tracing started within 24 hours of the certain laboratory take a look at and is ongoing.
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