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COVID-19 variant first discovered in UK now identified in Hamilton County – WLWT Cincinnati

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Feb 22, 2021

Hamilton County Public Health officials announced Monday that the COVID-19 variant first discovered in the U.K. has now been identified in the county.The variant, commonly known as the U.K. variant, was discovered during a routine surveillance of tests submitted to the CDC. The COVID-19 test was taken Jan. 30.Officials said they have completed contact tracing on the patient who contracted the variant. The patient has since recovered from their symptoms and cleared the standard isolation period.The variant is believed to have emerged in the U.K. in September. Since December, several countries have reported cases of the variant, including the United States. Hamilton County is one of at least 11 Ohio counties known to have a variant detected. It has also been detected in patient in Kentucky and Indiana.Health officials said there is no evidence that strain causes more severe infections, but it is much more easily spread.“We’ve known about these variants for some time,” says Hamilton County Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman. “From a prevention standpoint, the response remains the same: wear a mask; maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance; wash hands often; and stay home when you are ill. Also, consider taking vaccine when you are eligible.”

Hamilton County Public Health officials announced Monday that the COVID-19 variant first discovered in the U.K. has now been identified in the county.

The variant, commonly known as the U.K. variant, was discovered during a routine surveillance of tests submitted to the CDC. The COVID-19 test was taken Jan. 30.

Officials said they have completed contact tracing on the patient who contracted the variant. The patient has since recovered from their symptoms and cleared the standard isolation period.

The variant is believed to have emerged in the U.K. in September. Since December, several countries have reported cases of the variant, including the United States.

Hamilton County is one of at least 11 Ohio counties known to have a variant detected. It has also been detected in patient in Kentucky and Indiana.

Health officials said there is no evidence that strain causes more severe infections, but it is much more easily spread.

“We’ve known about these variants for some time,” says Hamilton County Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman. “From a prevention standpoint, the response remains the same: wear a mask; maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance; wash hands often; and stay home when you are ill. Also, consider taking vaccine when you are eligible.”

 

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