The US has again set a high record for deaths from coronovirus. More than 4,300 Americans died of the virus on Tuesday. While the pace of vaccination is increasingGiven on Tuesday, a new coronovirus strain has appeared in Ohio.
Researchers at The Ohio State University discovered a new variant that carries a mutation similar to the strain found in the UK, but likely already existed in the USHas been found in 11 states.
Researchers said they found another American strain with three gene mutations that had not been seen before. He said that stress was more prominent in recent weeks with three new mutations in Columbus.
“Like the UK strain, the Columbus strain mutations are likely to make the virus more contagious, making it easier for the virus to be transmitted from person to person,” the university said in a news release Wednesday.
The study’s co-author Peter Mohler said that there is no evidence to show that coronovirus vaccines would be less effective against the new mutation.
“At this point, we have no data to believe that using these mutations will have any effect on the effectiveness of vaccines now,” Mohler said.
Arizona leads the nation in COVID-19 cases and hospitals per capita. The State Farm Stadium in Glendale, home of the Arizona Cardinals, is now a large vaccination site for health care workers, first responders, teachers and child care workers.
The Arizona Department of Health Services is set to deliver at least 600 shots a day and the stadium will remain open for at least the next two months.
The vaccination race is being linked to more than 30,000 deaths for coronovirus in California.
“In my 34 years, I never thought I’d see anything like this,” said Ken McKenzie, who runs a funeral home in Southern California. This time last year “there will be two or three people I’m taking care of,” he said. “Right now, there are probably 40 or 50 mutilated bodies whose families are waiting to be closed.”