Florida has about half of US known cases.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – The Centers for Disease Control states that Florida has about half the known cases in the United States and is likely to have a more infectious strain of coronovirus.

The news comes as Florida again broke its previous one-day record of coronovirus, adding about 20,000 infected people to its caseload on Thursday.

The version that emerged in Britain was discovered last week by a Martin County man in his 20s.

The CDC says there are now 22 cases of the mutated virus in Florida. There are 26 cases in California, 2 in Colorado and 1 case for each new variant reported in New York and Georgia.

CDC’s map of cases caused by variants can be viewed by clicking here.

The version does not break the counties or specific locations within the state that the version reported.

Highly contagious COVID-19 version reported in Harris County
Highly contagious COVID-19 version reported in Harris County

Florida has broken its record for the largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in two consecutive days, with state health officials reporting 19,816 additional cases after 17,783 new cases on Wednesday.

Miami-Dade County on Thursday accounted for 3,373 of the confirmed new cases in Florida.

The World Health Organization says scientists first discovered the British version in September. Doctors are still researching the variant, but believe Pfizer and modern vaccines are still effective.

An infectious disease specialist at Florida International University, Dr. Eileen Marty told Local 10 News earlier this week that people who compare the blood of people who have recovered from the original strain, point out that people who have developed good antibodies have antibodies that seem to be Huh. To neutralize the new strain.

“Based on that, we are confident that vaccines, currently with the current new version from the UK, will still be very effective,” she said. “We have to study with people who have vaccines, who are 100% sure about that, but it looks great, because we already know that these vaccines produce better quality immunity than having the virus. are doing. . “

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