South African COVID Variant has Been Confirmed in Nassau Resident


The more contagious COVID-19 variant first identified in South Africa has been detected in a New York resident for the first time.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the case involving a Nassau County resident on Sunday morning.

Cuomo said the variant’s arrival in New York means that COVID-19 safety measures like wearing masks and maintaining distance from other people are more important than ever. “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,” he said.

Executive Curran addressed the concern of this variant being more contagious, thankfully though not considered to be more deadly:

Tha latest numbers have been on a downward path, and the hope is as spring arives those numbers continue to decline:

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