Raleigh, NC – The first case of the highly infectious COVID-19 variant has been confirmed in North Carolina.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services identified the first case of versioning in an adult in Mecklenburg County.
The COVID version, called B.1.1.7, was first found in the UK in December.
According to officials, 195 cases of COVID variant have been reported on January 22 in 21 states.
“Initial data suggests that this variant may be more infectious than other variants,” NCDHHS said in a statement.
According to officials, the current COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be effective against the new variant.
Mandy Cohen, secretary of the NCDHHS, said, “Hopefully, this COVID-19 variant is being identified in North Carolina, especially at a time when we are already seeing a large number of cases.” . “
“It’s more important than ever to practice 3Ws,” she said.
wash hands. Wear a mask Stop 6 feet.
State health officials advise people to stay home except for essential activities and avoid people who do not live with you, especially from gathering inside the house.
If you travel a whole lot or want to be with people you don’t live with, test beforehand, keep it short and out and always wear a mask.
And, of course, get an appointment for a vaccine when someone becomes available to you.